ATA AOM-133 Testing Onsite
From January 2020 the IMI will replace the existing AOM-030 Bond & Rivet qualification with the AOM-133 Bonding & Mechanical Fastenings.
IMI AOM-133 can now be carried out on-site!
This new module for technicians is designed to test replacement of a test sill section ( the same as the AOM030) using adhesive/bonding and mechanical fastenings.
The module assesses a technicians’ ability to follow a researched repair method to remove existing bonded and mechanically fixed panels, apply blind rivets, self-piercing rivets, flow form rivets and use structural adhesives in conjunction with a reinforcement plate.
This reason this is changing is because the industry repair standards have evolved and the present qualification does not reflect that.
The new AOM-133 will be more complex and in-depth to cover the more up-to-date procedures as identified by the Manufacturers.
MIG Braze is covered by the BS4872 and therefore AOM-009, so it does not need to be included as part of the test.
Your present AOM-030 will be valid until the expiry date when candidates will then be required to complete the new AOM-133 qualification. It will cover them for 3 years.
The British Standards tests and therefore the AOM-009 will have an expiry date of 2 years.
A candidate would be expected to have gained the AOM-009 certificate before going on to do the AOM-133 test.
Technicians looking to undertake this standalone module should be working in the industry with a recommended two years’ experience. This is to ensure individuals are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to repair & replace body components, such as vehicle body panels and their associated parts.