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Course Number:
AMT 213
Course Title:
Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Landing Gear
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Covers inspection and repair of aircraft landing gear and hydraulic system components. 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:
    1. FAA-S-8081-26 - AVIATION MECHANIC GENERAL - Practical Test Standards
    2. FAA-S-8081-27 - AVIATION MECHANIC AIRFRAME – Practical Test Standards
    3. FAA-S-8081-28 - AVIATION MECHANIC POWERPLANT – Practical Test Standards

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to: 

  1. Identify and apply the principles of function and safe operation of aircraft landing gear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their components when operating and maintaining aircraft.
  2. Inspect and safely perform maintenance and troubleshoot aircraft landing gear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their components, in accordance with the manufacturer's service manuals, acceptable industry practices, and applicable regulations.
  3. Identify and apply basic theory and computation skills regarding hydraulic and pneumatic power as they relate to landing gear and various aircraft structure mechanical advantage 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 “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)

F. Assembly and Rigging
  • Jack aircraft.
A. Aircraft Landing Gear Systems
  • Inspect, check, service, and repair landing gear, retraction systems, shock struts, brakes, wheels, tires, and steering systems.
B. Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power Systems
  • Repair hydraulic and pneumatic power system components. Identify and select hydraulic fluids. Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair hydraulic and pneumatic power systems.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 10

3. Identify and apply basic theory and computation skills regarding hydraulic and pneumatic power as they relate to landing gear and various aircraft structure mechanical advantage devices.

  1. Direct instruction, student skill development, and practice in:

    1. Calculating the force and/or area of a hydraulic/pneumatic piston.

    2. Measuring the pressure of a given hydraulic system.

    3. Calculating different system pressures based on a given single variable and ratio.

  2. Research and identify proper system servicing pressures (Nitrogen – gas) for an accumulator in an aircraft hydraulic system.

Communication
Hours: 20

  1. Identify and apply the principles of function and safe operation of aircraft landing gear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their components when operating and maintaining aircraft.
  2. Inspect and safely perform maintenance and troubleshoot aircraft landing gear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their components, in accordance with the manufacturer's service manuals, acceptable industry practices, and applicable regulations.

  1. Direct instruction, student skill development, and practice in:
    1. Reading and interpreting aircraft maintenance manuals and service instructions to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft hydraulic and landing gear systems/components.

    2. Using aircraft maintenance manual documentation to determine acceptable operational parameters of a landing gear actuation system, a landing gear tube and tire assembly, a landing gear wheel assembly.

    3. Writing accurate and complete aircraft repair and discrepancy records for the installation of a new tire/tube assembly and the servicing of a shock strut.

Human Relations
Hours: 15

  1. Identify and apply the principles of function and safe operation of aircraft landing gear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their components when operating and maintaining aircraft.

  1. Direct instruction, student skill development, and practice in:
    1. Developing the teamwork skills necessary to act as standards inspectors to successfully perform team-based tasks including landing gear operational checks, hydraulic/landing gear actuator overhaul, and landing gear actuation & warning system troubleshooting.

    2. Developing the teamwork skills necessary to address the human factors of safety and proper service & repair techniques of landing gear shock struts while on aircraft.