Aviation Maintenance: Powerplant 2

Course Number: AMT 272
Transcript Title: AM: Powerplant 2
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 disassembly, assembly, inspection and repair of aircraft turbine engines. Emphasizes the use of technical data, appropriate tools and inspection devices along with special safety procedures related to the servicing, operation and repair of turbine engines. Addresses turbine driven auxiliary power units. Prerequisites: AMT 271. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

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

  1. Apply the principles of turbine engine operation and thrust production during the maintenance and repair of aircraft turbine engines.
  2. Identify the principles of turbine engine component operation and their impact on the operation of the aircraft turbine engine and its auxiliary units.
  3. Research and implement a strategy for accurate and timely maintenance of the overhaul of an aircraft turbine engine.
  4. Perform the overhaul of an aircraft turbine engine, implementing the complete inspection of each component for compliance with appropriate regulations and airworthiness standards.

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: Apply the principles of turbine engine operation and thrust production during the maintenance and repair of aircraft turbine engines.
  • Perform operation of thrust reversers
  • Understand advantages of axial-flow compressors over centrifugal compressors
  • Determine results of excessive operating temperatures
  • Identify common turbine engine failures
Outcome #2: Identify the principles of turbine engine component operation and their impact on the operation of the aircraft turbine engine and its auxiliary units.
  • Understand compressor surge control
  • Adjust fuel control devices
  • Identify causes of hot spots on combustion casing
  • Determine effects of exhaust nozzle adjustments
Outcome #3: Research and Implement a strategy for accurate and timely maintenance of the overhaul of an aircraft turbine engine.
  • Utilize manufacturer manuals and FFA directives for turbine engines
  • Flag start and stop points throughout overhaul process
Outcome #4: Perform the overhaul of an aircraft turbine engine, implementing the complete inspection of each component for compliance with appropriate regulations and airworthiness standards.
  • Understand the operating principles of a turbine engine
  • Identify relative gas pressure
  • Adjust exhaust cone
  • Adjust nozzle diaphragm
  • Identify types of combustion chambers
  • Remove and replace outer combustion case and liners
  • Disassemble compressor sections