PCC/ CCOG / AMT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AMT 218

Course Number:
AMT 218
Course Title:
Powerplant Inspection
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers proper inspection of the entire engine installation, including exhaust systems, engine instrumentation, lubrication systems and control systems. Prerequisites: AMT 102, AMT 203, AMT 204, AMT 105, AMT 106 and 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 of this course students should be able to:

  1. Inspect and make independent airworthiness judgments of an aircraft powerplant based on the research of applicable airworthiness requirements and powerplant manufacturer€™s recommendations.
  2. Identify and implement record keeping strategies that are intelligible, accurate, and in compliance with applicable regulations.
  3. Inspect, troubleshoot and repair powerplant lubrication systems, cooling systems, exhaust systems, fire protection systems and powerplant parameter sensing system devices

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 €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

A. Reciprocating Engines
 

  • Inspect, check, service, and repair reciprocating engines and engine installations (in part).

C. Engine Inspection
 

  • Perform powerplant conformity and airworthiness inspections.

A. Engine Instrument Systems
 

  • Troubleshoot, service, and repair electrical and mechanical 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).
     

B. Engine Fire Protection Systems
 

  • Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair engine fire detection and extinguishing systems.

D. Lubrication Systems
 

  • Repair engine lubrication system components (in part).
  • Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair engine lubrication systems (in part).
     

I. Engine Cooling Systems
 

  • Repair engine cooling system components (in part). Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair engine cooling systems (in part).

J. Engine Exhaust and Reverser Systems
 

  • Repair engine exhaust system components.
  • Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair engine exhaust systems (in part).
     

Related Instruction

Communication
Hours: 6

Outcomes:

  1. Inspect, and make independent airworthiness judgments of an aircraft powerplant based on the research of applicable airworthiness requirements and powerplant manufacturer€™s recommendations.
  2. Identify and implement record keeping strategies that are intelligible, accurate, and in compliance with applicable regulations.
  3. Inspect, troubleshoot and repair powerplant lubrication systems, cooling systems, exhaust systems, fire protection systems and powerplant parameter sensing system devices.
     

Activities:

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

  • Students develop a comprehensive Powerplant inspection checklist, including at least those items identified in 14 CFR Part 43, Appendix D as minimum scope and detail of an inspection.
  • Students develop and use engine run-up procedure checklists appropriate to the engine being run and inspected.
  • Students develop a discrepancy form for the listing of all unairworthy items found during the airframe inspection
  • Students read, interpret and present orally, various applicable Airworthiness Directives, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness and associated service documents.

Human Relations
Hours: 20

Outcomes:
 

  1. Inspect, and make independent airworthiness judgments of an aircraft powerplant based on the research of applicable airworthiness requirements and powerplant manufacturer€™s recommendations.
  2. Identify and implement record keeping strategies that are intelligible, accurate, and in compliance with applicable regulations.

 

Activities:

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

  • Students develop and present written operational procedures including safety checklists for the extensive operation of aircraft engines, ground support equipment and diagnostic equipment.
  • Extreme individual diligence and work team awareness is continually acknowledged and practiced during engine operations.