PCC/ CCOG / AMT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AMT 208

Course Number:
AMT 208
Course Title:
Aircraft Systems
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Examines various airframe systems. Includes ice and rain, cabin atmosphere, position and warning, and fire protection. 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 TECHNICIAN€”GENERAL, 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 will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply the principles of function and safe operation to aircraft cabin atmospheric control systems, ice and rain protection systems, position and warning systems, fire protection and warning systems and fuel systems and their components when operating and maintaining aircraft.
  2. Inspect and safely perform maintenance and troubleshooting on aircraft cabin atmospheric control, ice and rain control, position and warning, fire protection, and fuel systems using the manufacturer service manuals, acceptable industry practices and applicable regulations.

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 14CFR Part 147 Appendices and in this Course Content Guide. A letter grade of €œC€ (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)

Course Content

C. Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems
 

  • Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service and repair heating, cooling, air conditioning, pressurization systems, and air cycle machines.
  • Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair heating, cooling, air-conditioning, and pressurization systems.
  • Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service and repair oxygen systems.
     

F. Aircraft Fuel Systems
 

  • Check and service fuel dump systems.
  • Perform fuel management, transfer, and defueling.
  • Inspect, check, and repair pressure fueling systems.
  • Repair aircraft fuel system components.
  • Inspect and repair fluid quantity indicating systems.
  • Troubleshoot, service, and repair fluid pressure and temperature warning systems.
  • Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft fuel systems.
     

N. Position and Warning Systems
 

  • Inspect, check, and service speed and configuration warning systems, electrical brake controls, and anti-skid systems.
  • Inspect, check, troubleshoot, and service, landing gear position indicating and warning systems.
     

I. Ice and Rain Control Systems
 

  • Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair airframe ice and rain control systems.


J. Fire Protection Systems
 

  • Inspect, check, and service smoke and carbon monoxide detection systems.
  • Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft fire detection and extinguishing systems.
     

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 4

Outcomes: 

1. Identify and apply the principles of function and safe operation to aircraft cabin atmospheric control systems, ice and rain protection systems, position and warning systems, fire protection and warning systems and fuel systems and their components when operating and maintaining aircraft.
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

  • Students obtain temperature and pressure measurements on both the Low and High sides before and after servicing a vapor cycle air conditioning machine and record both the Required and Actual amounts.
  • Students determine the correct amount of refrigerant to add to the machine for proper servicing, (Project #12).

Communication
Hours: 12

Outcomes:

2. Inspect and safely perform maintenance and troubleshooting on aircraft cabin atmospheric control, ice and rain control, position and warning, fire protection, and fuel systems using the manufacturer service manuals, acceptable industry practices and applicable regulations.
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

Students explain the operation and component locations of the following aircraft systems:

  • Air Conditioning (Project #5),
  • Anti-Ice (Project #7),
  • Fuel System (Project #8),
  • Exhaust Heater System (Project #9),
  • Oxygen System (Project #10),
  • Cabin Pressurization (Project #11),
  • Combustion Heater System (Projects #16 & #17), and
  • Fire Protection System (Project #14)

Human Relations
Hours: 5

Outcomes:

2. Inspect and safely perform maintenance and troubleshooting on aircraft cabin atmospheric control, ice and rain control, position and warning, fire protection, and fuel systems using the manufacturer service manuals, acceptable industry practices and applicable regulations.
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

  • Students work in teams and are consequently instructed on Teamwork
  • Students discuss/troubleshoot the dicer boot system on the Queen Air while operating the system and checking it for leaks. (Project #13)
  • Students demonstrate the ability to work with Tool Room Personnel, and the instructor.