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Course Number:
AMT 115
Course Title:
Aircraft Structures & Inspection
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Examines structural designs and methods of inspecting the aircraft to assure continued operation in the "as engineered" configuration. Emphasizes the interpretation of airworthiness directives, service bulletins and other maintenance documents. Covers technical writing skills required to complete FAA forms and records. 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 completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Inspect and make independent airworthiness judgments of aircraft structures based on the knowledge of applicable airworthiness requirements and airframe stresses.
  2. Identify and implement a strategy for accurate and timely maintenance research.
  3. Identify and implement record keeping strategies that are intelligible, accurate, and in compliance with applicable regulations.
  4. Communicate effectively with employers, co-workers, and customers in a professional manner.

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)

D. Sheet Metal and Non-Metallic Structures
  • Inspect, check, service, and repair windows, doors, and interior furnishings (in part).
  • Inspect and repair sheet metal structures (in part).
G. AIRFRAME INSPECTION
  • Perform airframe conformity and airworthiness inspections.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 7

2.  Identify and implement a strategy for accurate and timely maintenance research.

3.  Identify and implement record keeping strategies that are intelligible, accurate, and in compliance with applicable regulations.

  1. Direct instruction on how to calculate when certain items of maintenance are due, including both one-time and recurring/repeating actions, for both calendar (date)-based events as well as time (hour)-based events.

  2. Direct instruction on computing “Aircraft Total Time” and its relation to “Tach Time” or other recording devices.

  3. As part of several projects, students research, compute, verify, and record aircraft times (including Aircraft Total Time), time-in-service, and remaining time for aircraft and/or components, including calculating when inspections or other maintenance actions are due next (calendar- and/or hour-based events).

  4. Students research and calculate the cost of required maintenance documents and prepare an itemized list to present to a potential customer.

Communication
Hours: 30

  1. Inspect and make independent airworthiness judgments of aircraft structures based on the knowledge of applicable airworthiness requirements and airframe stresses.
  2. Identify and implement a strategy for accurate and timely maintenance research.
  3. Identify and implement record keeping strategies that are intelligible, accurate, and in compliance with applicable regulations.
  4. Communicate effectively with employers, co-workers, and customers in a professional manner.

  1. Instruction on reading and interpreting regulations pertaining to aircraft maintenance, inspection, and record-keeping.
  2. Instruction on properly documenting maintenance and inspection findings.

  3. Instruction on properly writing a maintenance “Logbook” entry for both maintenance and inspections.

  4. Instruction on using Manufacturer and Government provided data to use in maintenance and inspections.

  5. Identifying the airworthiness requirements of a particular aircraft based on research from regulatory sources as well as manufacturer-provided guidance.

  6. Developing a comprehensive Airframe inspection Checklist, including at least those items identified in 14 CFR Part 43, Appendix D as minimum scope and detail of an inspection.

  7. Documenting any discrepancies discovered as a part of an aircraft airworthiness inspection.

  8. Documenting maintenance actions per appropriate regulations.
  9. Instruction on proper execution of required governmental forms (pertaining to aircraft inspection and maintenance).

  10. Preparing and completing various required governmental forms (pertaining to aircraft inspection and maintenance).

  11. Creating documents and lists as a result of research performed for or maintenance actions taken on a customer’s aircraft, including cost analysis, maintenance actions performed, inspection results, etc.

  12. Develop a statement to give to a potential customer/client explaining the rationale for using proper maintenance publications and documents; this statement will also include an itemized list of documents and publications necessary for work on the customer’s aircraft and the prices associated with them.

Human Relations
Hours: 24

  1. Inspect and make independent airworthiness judgments of aircraft structures based on the knowledge of applicable airworthiness requirements and airframe stresses.
  2. Identify and implement a strategy for accurate and timely maintenance research.
  3. Identify and implement record keeping strategies that are intelligible, accurate, and in compliance with applicable regulations.
  4. Communicate effectively with employers, co-workers, and customers in a professional manner.

  1. Direct instruction, student skill development, and practice in working in groups and teams for purposes of aircraft jacking and landing gear operations with a special emphasis on the human factors of workplace and industrial safety.

  2. Direct instruction on ways to present documentation and inspection results to customers/clients.

  3. Direct instruction on how to work effectively and efficiently as an inspection team, with an emphasis on the human factors of safety awareness in the workplace.

  4. Supervised experience performing an aircraft inspection, with emphasis on effectively collaborating and working as a team, including delegating roles, identifying safety risks, inter-team communication, and collaborative input on post-action documentation.

  5. Prepare and present  a list of discrepancies found for to a potential customer, or to “hand-off” the work to another team-mate or co-worker.

  6. Give a briefing of research performed to simulate the role of a shop lead or maintenance manager.