Aviation Maintenance: Powerplant 4
- Course Number:
- AMT 274
- Transcript Title:
- Aviation Maintenance: Powerplant 4
- Jul 26, 2022
- Jun 29, 2023
- Total Credits:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture / Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
- Satisfies General Education requirement:
- Grading Options
- A-F, Audit
- Default Grading Options
- Repeats available for credit:
Introduces the many methods of fuel metering used to move air and fuel into and through an engine in a ratio producing safe and efficient engine operation under widely varying conditions. Examines proper inspection of the entire engine installation, including exhaust and lubrication systems, propellers and unducted fans. Prerequisites: AMT 273. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand and apply the characteristics of aviation fuels, associated fuel systems, fuel metering methods and induction systems relative to engine/airframe installations.
- Perform maintenance and inspection of fuel system, fuel metering, and induction systems using proper procedures and techniques.
- Identify and apply all current manufacturer service information, and other airworthiness requirements during the performance of maintenance and inspection of aircraft fixed and variable pitch propellers.
- Inspect and service engine lubrication systems.
Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies
Evaluations by exams, quizzes and lab work.
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.
Outcome #1: Understand and apply the characteristics of aviation fuels, associated fuel systems, fuel metering methods and induction systems relative to engine/airframe installations.
- Identify aviation fuels and their properties
- Understand function of fuel metering device
- Inspect, service and repair engine fuel systems
- Troubleshoot and adjust turbine engine fuel metering systems and electronic engine fuel controls
Outcome #2: Perform maintenance and inspection of fuel system, fuel metering, and induction systems using proper procedures and techniques.
- Overhaul carburetor
- Repair engine fuel metering system components
- Inspect, service, and repair reciprocating and turbine engine fuel metering systems
- Repair heat exchangers
- Repair turbine engine airflow and temperature control systems
Outcome #3: Identify and apply all current manufacturer service information, and other airworthiness requirements during the performance of maintenance and inspection of aircraft fixed and variable pitch propellers.
- Identify and select propeller lubricants
- Balance propellers
- Install, troubleshoot and remove propellers
- Inspect and troubleshoot unducted fan system components
- Detect and correct vertical and horizontal unbalance in a two-blade propeller
- Determine the direction of rotation and install oil control plugs in governors
- Understand the purpose and function of the parts of a propeller
Outcome #4: Inspect and service engine lubrication systems.
- Identify and select lubricants
- Inspect, service and repair engine lubrication systems
- Apply methods used to prevent excessive oil from accumulating in cylinders of radial engines
- Identify location and function of oil temperature regulator
- Identify factors that affect the oil consumption of a reciprocating engine
- Explain the results of operating an engine using an incorrect lubricant
Suggested Texts and Materials
Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook, Federal Aviation Administration; Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance, 3rd Edition, Avotek