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AVM 100B - Aircraft Maintenance Fundamentals: Module B

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 powerplant types, aircraft assembly, engine theory, aircraft repair, aircraft reciprocating engine overhaul/repair, aircraft maintenance, aircraft systems and components, rigging flight controls, and jacking aircraft.

Prerequisite(s): AVM 100A  
Information: Constitutes approximately the second one-half of AVM 100 . AVM 100A  and AVM 100B together constitute AVM 100 .

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the methods used to propel an aircraft; aircraft powerplant configurations; manufacturers and classification used by the aviation industry; the principles of operation and mechanics behind energy transformation; the factors effecting power and the distribution of power; propeller components; and typical nomenclature used in the inspection, servicing, and repairs of aircraft engines.
  2. Identify different parts of an aircraft and demonstrate how to assemble and disassemble them using technical data.
  3. Describe how aircraft engines work.
  4. Identify different types of damage and demonstrate the methods used to repair that damage.
  5. Discuss aircraft engine components and their purpose; perform visual, dimensional, and non-destructive inspections used in aircraft reciprocating engine overhaul; and demonstrate the proper methods of cleaning and storing engine components in preparation for inspection, repair, or overhaul.
  6. Discuss the scope of work required of an A&P mechanic during routine and non-routine inspections.
  7. Describe the principles of hydraulic and pneumatic power systems, and the system requirements for small and large aircraft by comparison of their needs; identify hydraulic, electrical, and pneumatic system components both physically and operationally (including hydraulic fluids) and match them with their proper seal, line and “O” ring materials; and identify and discuss the basic mechanics used to power or transfer information on aircraft/engine instrument systems.
  8. Identify different control surfaces and their specific purpose, and demonstrate inspection and maintenance.
  9. Demonstrate the safe procedure for jacking aircraft and making it safe while jacked.

  1. Powerplant Types
    1. Reciprocating engines
      1. Air cooled
      2. Liquid cooled
      3. Rotary
      4. Radial
      5. Inline
      6. Horizontally opposed
      7. ‘V’; ‘H’; ‘X’;
      8. Tandem
      9. Inverted
    2. Gas turbine engines  
      1. Centrifugal flow
      2. Axial flow
      3. Turboprop
    3. Selection for use
    4. Propeller constructions          
      1. Wood
      2. Steel
      3. Aluminum
      4. Composite
    5. Propeller types
      1. Fixed pitch
      2. Controllable pitch
      3. Contra-rotating
    6. Propeller governors
    7. Ram jet
    8. Rocket
    9. Pulse jet
    10. Engine starting and ignition
  2. Aircraft Assembly
    1. Technical data
    2. Major components
    3. Procedures
  3. Engine Theory
    1. Reciprocating engines
    2. Gas turbine engines
    3. Ram, rocket and pulse jet
    4. Fuels, fuel systems, and fuel storage
    5. Lubricants and lubricating systems
    6. Cooling
  4. Aircraft Repair
    1. Damage identification
    2. Damage assessment
    3. Types of repair
    4. Required procedures following a repair.
    5. Technical data
  5. Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Overhaul/Repair
    1. Dismantle
    2. Cleaning
    3. Inspection
    4. Inspection of components
    5. Identification of parts
    6. Measuring parts
    7. Engine reassembly
    8. Technical data
  6. Aircraft Maintenance
    1. Requirements
    2. Regulations
    3. Procedures
    4. ATA codes
    5. Inspection
    6. Technical data
    7. Repair
    8. Special equipment
  7. Aircraft Systems and Components
    1. Mechanical
    2. Pneumatic
    3. Hydraulic
    4. Electrical
    5. Flight instruments
    6. Engine instruments
    7. Auxiliary instruments
  8. Rigging Flight Controls
    1. Identification
    2. Technical data
    3. Procedures
    4. Inspection
    5. Control surface balancing.
  9. Jacking Aircraft
    1. Equipment inspection
    2. Aircraft preparation
    3. Procedures
    4. Technical data