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2022-2023 College Catalog 
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AVM 100A - Aircraft Maintenance Fundamentals: Module A

3 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 5 lab periods

Introduction to the fundamental knowledge and skill requirements of an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. Includes fasteners, safety and rigging, aircraft maintenance tools, aircraft types and construction, aircraft materials, theory of flight, and aircraft structures.

Information: Constitutes approximately the first one-half of AVM 100 . AVM 100A and AVM 100B  together constitute AVM 100 .

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the work requirements and the responsibilities of a qualified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic as described in Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations.
  2. Identify different types of fasteners and their uses, and demonstrate methods of locking those fasteners.
  3. Discuss the work environment of an A&P mechanic, workplace hazards, personal safety procedures, facility and ramp safety procedures, steps to be taken in an emergency, and fire protection procedures; identify the correct fire extinguisher type and techniques for the different classes of fire; and describe the correct safe procedures for starting, moving and servicing aircraft and ground support equipment, and erecting and using stands and scaffolding.
  4. Discuss the tools and equipment available to the A&P mechanic and their use and maintenance: safety rules and proper use of hand tools, sheet metal machines, material handling equipment, cutting tools, and measuring tools.
  5. Identify and describe different types of aircraft and how they are constructed; basic components of an aircraft; differences in aircraft structures; and airfoil design.
  6. Identify different types of aircraft materials, their uses, and indications of corrosion; demonstrate the removal and treatment of corrosion.
  7. Describe why and how an aircraft flies, and discuss the principles related to aerodynamics, theory of flight, airfoil characteristics, and fundamentals of lift production.
  8. Discuss the materials and processes involved in aircraft construction; identify and compare aircraft structural materials; and describe a basic level of heat treatment processes, dye-penetrant, eddy current, and ultrasonic and magnetic particle inspections.
  9. Identify types of aircraft corrosion and its removal and treatment, and select the appropriate cleaning solutions for various materials.

  1. Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics
    1. Airframe (A)
    2. Powerplant (P)
    3. Structures
    4. Avionics
    5. Responsibilities and limitations of A&P certification
    6. Qualification requirements for A&P certification
    7. Types of work
    8. Terminology
    9. Technical data
  2. Fasteners
    1. Threaded
    2. Rivets
    3. Adhesives
    4. Special
  3. Safety and Rigging
    1. Personal
    2. Facility
    3. Aircraft
    4. Equipment
    5. Fire
    6. Fluids
    7. Chemicals
    8. Aircraft movements
    9. Human factors
  4. Aircraft Maintenance Tools
    1. Hand tools
    2. Power tools
    3. Measuring tools
    4. Special tools
  5. Aircraft Types and Construction
    1. Fixed wing
      1. Monoplanes
      2. Biplanes/ triplanes
      3. Canard
      4. Tandem
    2. Rotary wing
      1. Helicopter
      2. Autogyro
      3. Ornithopter
    3. Flight controls
      1. Primary
      2. Secondary
    4. Landing gear 
      1. Fixed
      2. Retractable
      3. Floats
      4. Skis
  6. Aircraft Materials
    1. Wood
    2. Metal
    3. Man made
    4. Sealants
    5. Cleaning
    6. Removal and inhibition of corrosion
    7. Repair
    8. Technical data
  7. Theory of Flight
    1. Theory of flight
    2. History of flight
    3. Basic aerodynamics
    4. Weight and balance
    5. Atmospheric conditions
    6. Propulsion requirements
  8. Aircraft Structures
    1. Primary structure
      1. Wood
      2. Metal
      3. Composite
    2. Secondary structure
      1. Wood
      2. Metal
      3. Composite
      4. Plastic
    3. Aircraft covering
    4. Protective finishes
    5. Corrosion
      1. Identification
      2. Removal
      3. Treatment
    6. Repair