Corrosion Control Maintenance Practices for Canadian Aircraft,
DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIRECTORATE OF AEROSPACE SUPPORT ENGINEERING
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The Canadian Armed Forces corrosion control program for aircraft is reviewed. Documentation outlining general guidelines and policy is presented along with excerpts from a manual specific to one particular aircraft. The effects of the operational environments on the extent of the corrosion control program for an aircraft is discussed, with Sea King helicopters and CF-104 aircraft serving as examples. The equipment contained in a corrosion-control first-aid kit for CF aircraft is highlighted, along with instructions for its use. The training given to CF aviation tradesmen is also outlined. Finally, the protective coating system selected for all CF aircraft is described and its importance to the overall corrosion control program is noted.