- Course Number:
- AMT 121
- Course Title:
- Turbine Engine Theory and Maintenance
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Course DescriptionPresents theory for all turbine engines, but does not build expertise in any one design. Maintenance includes inspection, checking, servicing and repairing turbine engines and turbine engine installations. Prerequisites: AMT 102, AMT 203, AMT 204, AMT 105, AMT 106, AMT 107. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is part of a Program designed to meet some of the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for certification of Aviation Mechanics, and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Upon completion of the Program, the student should be able to:
1. Meet the identified Degree and Certificate Outcomes identified in the document found at
http://www.pcc.edu/resources/academic/degree-outcome/amt.html as appropriate for coursework level completed.
2. Successfully complete FAA Knowledge testing, in a written test format, as identified in the document:
FAA-G-8082-3A - AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANGENERAL, AIRFRAME, AND POWERPLANT KNOWLEDGE TEST GUIDE
3. Successfully complete FAA Knowledge and Skill testing, in an oral and practical test format, as identified in the following documents, as appropriate:
a. FAA-S-8081-26 -AVIATION MECHANIC GENERAL - Practical Test Standards
b. FAA-S-8081-27 AVIATION MECHANIC AIRFRAME Practical Test Standards
c. FAA-S-8081-28 AVIATION MECHANIC POWERPLANT Practical Test Standards
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
1. Identify and apply the principles of turbine engine operation and thrust production including the role of various systems and components during the
maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of aircraft turbine engines.
2. Identify and apply the principles of turbine engine component operation and their impact on the operation of the aircraft turbine engine during maintenance,
repair and troubleshooting.
Course Activities and Design
Lecture/discussion/demonstration sessions and lab projects, supported by written instructional materials, will present to the student background knowledge needed at entry level for related aviation maintenance employment, and to perform the written, oral, and practical tests which are required for FAA certification of Aviation Mechanics. The assignment of four credit hours to this course indicates that students will be involved with the course content for approximately 120 hours. Class participants will be expected to invest time outside of the official scheduled class hours in their efforts to master the course content. For this course to be creditable toward the FAA authorized Certificate of Completion, the total hours recorded for the course must not be less than 90% of the hours offered during the module (typically 90 hours). Material missed by students during allowed absence will be made available to them in one or more ways, as selected by the instructor. The student is responsible for checking with the instructor following any absence, and for accessing the missed material that is made available.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Evaluation methods include written and oral testing, attendance and class participation, and satisfactory completion of class projects. Evaluation levels will be at least those defined in 14 CFR Part 147 Appendices and in this Course Content & Outcome Guide. A letter grade of C (minimum 76%) or higher is required for this course to be creditable toward the FAA authorized Certificate of Completion.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
B. Turbine Engines
Overhaul turbine engine (in part).
Inspect, check, service, and repair turbine engines and turbine engine installations (in part).
Install, troubleshoot, and remove turbine engines (in part).
A. Engine Instrument Systems
Troubleshoot, service, and repair electrical and mechanical engine fluid rate-of-flow indicating systems (in part).
Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair electrical and mechanical engine temperature, pressure, and r.p.m indicating systems (in part).
D. Lubrication systems
Identify and select lubricants (in part).
E. Ignition and Starting Systems
Inspect, service, troubleshoot, and repair reciprocating and turbine engine ignition systems and components (in part).
Inspect, service, troubleshoot and repair turbine engine electrical starting systems (in part).
Inspect, service, and troubleshoot turbine engine pneumatic starting systems.
F. Fuel Metering Systems
Troubleshoot, and adjust turbine engine fuel metering systems and electronic engine fuel controls.
Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair reciprocating and turbine engine fuel metering systems (in part).
H. Induction and engine airflow systems
Inspect, check service troubleshoot and repair heat exchangers, superchargers, and turbine engine airflow and temperature control systems (in part).
J. Engine exhaust and reverser systems
Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service and repair engine exhaust systems (in part).
Troubleshoot and repair engine thrust reverser systems and related components.
M. auxiliary power units
Inspect, check, service, and troubleshoot turbine-driven auxiliary power units.
Upon completion of this Course, the student should be able to:
1. Identify and apply the principles of turbine engine operation and thrust production including the role of various systems and components during the maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of aircraft turbine engines.
2. Identify and apply the principles of turbine engine component operation and their impact on the operation of the aircraft turbine engine during maintenance, repair and troubleshooting.
Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics
- Students analyze various Turbine Engine Schematics, and explain the theory, construction, maintenance, and operating principles of each.
- Students will conduct an Inspection of a Turbine engine powerplant, and provide verbal and written reports
- Students perform a Turbine Engine Run-up inspection and provide a written report.
Human RelationsHours: 15
Develop and act upon a personal attitude and plan of "Safety Awareness" and compliance that includes ones self, ones co-workers, the work area, and the aircraft.
Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.):
provide details or specifics Students work together in teams to complete various assigned projects.