Aircraft Adhesives & Sealants to Boeing Standard BAC5000

This video is based* on best practices and Boeing’s Standard BAC5000, which requires that persons involved in the mixing, applying and in-process and final inspection of sealant shall be certified in accordance with BSS7604.

Students learn about sealant classes, application techniques, sealant types, mixing, squeeze-out life, silicone and non-silicone sealants, film adhesives, adhesive application tools, effects of temperature and humidity, sealant storage, and safety.

This course covers common sealants types, levels of sealing, sealing methods, handling times, curing rates, storage and validation requirements and sealant classes.

Online video presentation, 82 page student guide in .pdf format, and a test of 32 questions (true/false and multiple choice). Time allotment: 1 hour. (Note: Crucial Knowledge also offers an instructor lead 8-hour certification course.)


*This training may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in an effort to advance understanding of environmental, technical, safety, product quality, and scientific issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a “fair use” of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law.

With regard to Boeing, BSS7600 contains general requirements for employee certifications, while detailed requirements for specific methods are contained in other BSS7600 series standards.

Those who are unfamiliar with Boeing’s general requirements for employee certification should know that this series of standards allows for training sources external to the Boeing Company.

Here’s the scope statement of BSS7600 (1.C.1 through 1.C.3)

C. Suppliers to The Boeing Company shall meet the requirements of BSS7600 and of the applicable BSS7600 series standard(s).

(1) Suppliers shall develop their own training materials and training courses that meet the requirements of BSS7600 and the applicable BSS7600 series standards(s).

(2) Suppliers may use other procedures to implement these employee certification requirements.

(3) Suppliers may substitute their organizational names for functions described within the BSS7600 series standards.

Also, you will see that most of the Boeing Specification Support Standards, including BSS7617 (Employee Certification for Electrical Bonding and Grounding) and BSS7604 (Employee Certification for Sealing Operations), assert in section 5.4 (Certifying Agency), that …”suppliers to The Boeing Company may designate another organization as their certifying agency.”