Aviation Maintenance: Airframe Return to Service

Course Number: AMT 281
Transcript Title: AM: Airframe Return to Service
Created: March 24, 2021
Updated: March 24, 2021
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 90
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Prerequisites

Course Description

Provides diversified projects, supervised field experiences and FAA examination review for Airframe production. Prerequisite: AMT 264. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

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

  1. Read, comprehend and apply FAA and manufacturer’s aircraft maintenance specifications and data sheets.
  2. Balance, rig and inspect flight control surfaces.
  3. Utilize the skills that are expected of those entering the aviation maintenance industry as a certified Aircraft Mechanic with an airframe rating.
  4. Make independent and accurate airworthiness judgments appropriate to Airframe Subject Area content.

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.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Outcome #1: Read, comprehend and apply FAA and manufacturer’s aircraft maintenance specifications and data sheets.
  • Write maintenance record with description of work performed, aircraft discrepancies and corrective actions taken
  • Read, comprehend and apply information contained in FAA and manufacturer’s maintenance specifications, data sheets and manuals
  • Complete maintenance forms and inspection reports
  • Read and apply technical data
Outcome #2: Balance, rig and inspect flight control surfaces.
  • Measure control surface movement and adjust control stops
  • Install and rig cables in flight control system
  • Explain the relationship between specified movements of the cockpit controls and control surfaces
  • Complete required maintenance forms and records
Outcome #3: Utilize the skills that are expected of those entering the aviation maintenance industry as a certified Aircraft Mechanic with an airframe rating.
  • Inspect and repair sheet metal structures
  • Assemble aircraft component
  • Understand hydraulic and pneumatic power systems.
  • Identify elements of fuel systems
Outcome #4: Make independent and accurate airworthiness judgments appropriate to Airframe Subject Area content.
  • Perform airframe conformity and airworthiness inspections
  • Inspect, adjust, repair, replace, assemble and/or rig aircraft
  • Assemble aircraft components, including flight control surfaces
  • Complete inspection report including aircraft discrepancies and corrective actions