Aviation Maintenance: Airframe 4

Course Number: AMT 264
Transcript Title: AM: Airframe 4
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

Examines the theory and techniques used in the fabrication, inspection, repair, and finishing of bonded structures, plastics, wood structures, fabric covering, honeycomb structures, and advanced composite structures. Details the environmental control systems (head, air conditioning, pressurization, oxygen). Prerequisites: AMT 263. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

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

  1. Fabricate, and perform repairs to wood and plastic components and composite structures.
  2. Determine the criteria for selecting special fastener systems used in composite structures.
  3. Identify approved aircraft fabric covering processes, materials, and inspection procedures.
  4. Select and apply aircraft finishing materials.
  5. Inspect, troubleshoot and repair cabin atmosphere control systems.

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: Fabricate, and perform repairs to wood and plastic components and composite structures.
  • Inspect bonded structures
  • Inspect, test, and repair fiberglass, plastics, honeycomb, composite, and laminated primary and secondary structures
  • Inspect, check, service, and repair windows, doors, and interior furnishings
  • Identify appropriate glue for repair and construction
  • Determine strength of wood structures
Outcome #2: Determine the criteria for selecting special fastener systems used in composite structures.
  • Select, install, and remove special fasteners for metallic, bonded, and composite structures
  • Install conventional rivets
  • Repair elongated bolt holes
  • Identify stresses on rivets
  • Apply deicer boot fasteners
Outcome #3: Identify approved aircraft fabric covering processes, materials, and inspection procedures.
  • Select and apply fabric and fiberglass covering materials
  • Inspect, test, and repair fabric and fiberglass
  • Repair doped and lapped seams
  • Make a sewn repair
Outcome #4: Select and apply aircraft finishing materials.
  • Apply trim, letters, and touchup paint
  • Identify, select and apply aircraft finishing materials
  • Determine requirements for registration markings
  • Identify spray painting defects caused by improper techniques
Outcome #5: Inspect, troubleshoot and repair cabin atmosphere control systems. 
  • Inspect, troubleshoot, service, and repair heating, cooling, air conditioning, pressurization systems, and air cycle machines
  • Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service and repair oxygen systems
  • Identify sources of Freon system contamination
  • Apply principles to provide and control pressurization