7th International Aerospace Corrosion Control Symposium

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 August 2004




(2004), "7th International Aerospace Corrosion Control Symposium", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 51 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/acmm.2004.12851dac.003



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7th International Aerospace Corrosion Control Symposium

7th International Aerospace Corrosion Control Symposium

Keywords: Aerospace, Corrosion, Conferences

The 7th International Aerospace Corrosion Control Symposium was held at the SAS Radisson Airport Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 19-21 April 2004. The theme of the conference this year was “Meeting the challenges posed by an ageing world aircraft fleet”.

Bringing together all those with an interest in aerospace corrosion, the 3 days provided an overview of the latest research into aerospace corrosion and fatigue, and the developments in treatments and practices. The financial cost of corrosion and how this impacts on aircraft values was considered, as was product liability issues in aviation claims which arise as a result of corrosion.

The conference began with a workshop on “Corrosion of ageing aircraft – prevention and control” led by Dr David Hoeppner (University of Utah) and Dr John de Luccia (University of Pennsylvania). This workshop considered case studies of corrosion and corrosion fatigue effects in aircraft, an introduction to the mechanisms of corrosion, methods to deal with and prevent corrosion and corrosion fatigue, including coatings, CPCs, repair and materials modification.

Keynote speeches and presentations during the conference included:

  •  Insight into the behaviour of copper on the performance of aerospace alloys – Professor George Thompson, UMIST, UK;

  •  Applying corrosion and corrosion fatigue principles to the design of aircraft – Dr David Hoeppner, University of Utah, USA;

  •  Specific corrosion and protection issues associated with rotary wing aircraft operating in marine environments – US Navy;

  •  The business jet experience: meeting the challenges of corrosion/fatigue control in a specific environment – Dassault Aviation;

  •  Progress towards environmentally compliant treatments and coatings for military aircraft – Dr Sharon Walker, QinetiQ, UK; and

  •  In-service degradation of corrosion protection schemes – Dr Steven J. Harris, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre.

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