Aviation Maintenance: Airframe 1

Course Number: AMT 261
Transcript Title: AM: Airframe 1
Created: March 24, 2021
Updated: March 24, 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

Details ice and rain control systems and associated warning systems. Examines the fundamentals of installation, operation and maintenance of airborne communication and navigation instruments, and auto flight systems. Introduces methods of assembly and rigging commonly used in preparing aircraft for a safe test flight. Provides welding fundamentals in relation to aircraft repair. Prerequisites: AMT 195. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of aerodynamics and its relationship to aircraft assembly and rigging.
  2. Assemble, rig, and inspect aircraft using proper procedures and techniques.
  3. Apply the principles of operation and maintenance procedures to communication, navigation, and inter-graded flight control systems.
  4. Demonstrate basic welding techniques.
  5. Service and repair ice and rain control system.

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: Demonstrate knowledge of aerodynamics and its relationship to aircraft assembly and rigging.
  • Rig rotary-wing aircraft
  • Rig fixed-wing aircraft
  • Check alignment of structures
  • Balance, rig and inspect moveable primary and secondary flight control surfaces
Outcome #2: Assemble, rig, and inspect aircraft using proper procedures and techniques.
  • Assemble aircraft components, including flight control surfaces
  • Balance, rig, and inspect movable primary and secondary flight control surfaces
  • Jack aircraft
  • Prepare fuselage for alignment check
  • Method and significance of expressing reference positions
Outcome #3: Apply the principles of operation and maintenance procedures to communication, navigation, and inter-graded flight control systems.
  • Inspect and troubleshoot autopilot, servos and approach coupling systems
  • Inspect and service aircraft electronic communication and navigation systems, including VHF passenger address interphones and static discharge devices, aircraft VOR, ILS, Radar beacon transponders, flight management computers, and GPWS
  • Inspect and repair antenna and electronic equipment installations
  • Inspect, troubleshoot, service, and repair airframe ice and rain control systems
Outcome #4: Demonstrate basic welding techniques.
  • Weld magnesium and titanium
  • Solder stainless steel
  • Fabricate tubular structures
  • Solder, braze, gas-weld, and arc-weld steel
  • Weld aluminum and stainless steel
Outcome #5: Service and repair ice and rain control system.
  • Install deicer boots
  • Understand operating principles of anti-icing systems
  • Protect deicer boots from deterioration