Aviation Maintenance: General 102

Course Number: AMT 192
Transcript Title: AM: General 102
Created: March 19, 2021
Updated: March 19, 2021
Total Credits: 6
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 132
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Prerequisites

Course Description

Examines the government's involvement in aviation maintenance, and FAA regulations regarding aviation maintenance and approved training programs. Emphasizes the use of maintenance publications, maintenance forms and records, and technicians' privileges and limitations. Addresses aircraft weight and balance procedures and associated record keeping, aircraft drawings and ground operations and servicing. Prerequisite: AMT 191. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Use aircraft drawings and other graphic information in performing aircraft maintenance and alterations.
  2. Perform a complete aircraft weight and balance procedure, including preparation of required documentation and records.
  3. Identify typical ground operation hazards when moving, securing and servicing aircraft.
  4. Demonstrate ability to read, comprehend and apply information contained in FAA and manufacturer’s aircraft specifications and other airworthiness directives and advisory materials.
  5. Identify and implement aircraft requirements for safe starting, ground operation and movement, servicing and securing.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluations by exams, quizzes and lab work.

Texts and Materials

Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook, Federal Aviation Administration; Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance, 3rd Edition, Avotek

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Outcome #1: Use aircraft drawings and other graphic information in performing aircraft maintenance and alterations.
  • Identify aircraft drawings, symbols and system schematics
  • Draw sketches of repairs and alterations
  • Utilize blueprint information
  • Understand graphs and charts
Outcome #2: Perform a complete aircraft weight and balance procedure, including preparation of required documentation and records.
  • Use aircraft specifications for weighting purposes
  • Perform complete weight and balance check and record data.
  • Determine the forward and rearward C.G. limit on a specified aircraft
  • Calculate the maximum cargo or baggage weight an aircraft can carry
  • Locate information to compute weight and balance
Outcome #3: Identify typical ground operation hazards when moving, securing and servicing aircraft.
  • Start, operate, move and secure aircraft
  • Identify ground operation hazards
  • Identify and select appropriate fuels
  • Apply procedures for extinguishing fires in induction systems
  • Operate external ground power units and hydraulic units
Outcome #4: Demonstrate ability to read, comprehend and apply information contained in FAA and manufacturer’s aircraft specifications and other airworthiness directives and advisory materials.
  • Find specified information in technical reports and manuals
  • Identify purpose and applicability of Technical Standard Orders
  • Identify useful load and empty weight using data and specifications
  • Define “overhaul”, “repair”, “service” and “inspect” as it relates to aircraft maintenance
Outcome #5: Identify and implement aircraft requirements for safe starting, ground operation and movement, servicing and securing.
  • Protect fuel systems from contamination
  • Tie down and secure aircraft
  • Apply procedures for extinguishing fires in induction systems
  • Use hand signals to direct aircraft movement

Related Instruction

Computation: 21 Hours

Outcomes

  1. Use aircraft drawings and other graphic information in performing aircraft maintenance and alterations.
  2. Perform a complete aircraft weight and balance procedure, including preparation of required documentation and records.

Content

  • Understand graphs and charts (RI hours 4.5)
  • Perform complete weight and balance check and record data (RI hours 6)
  • Determine the forward and rearward C.G. (center of gravity) limit on a specified aircraft (RI hours 6)
  • Calculate the maximum cargo or baggage weight an aircraft can carry (RI hours 4.5)