AVI 110 Airframe Maintenance-General


Campus Location:
Georgetown
Effective Date:
2019-51
Prerequisite:
ENG 090 or ENG 091 or higher, MAT 010 or higher, SSC 100 or concurrent
Co-Requisites:
None
Course Credits and Hours:
12.00 credits
8.00 lecture hours/week
12.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

The General section of the Aviation Maintenance program introduces students to the fundamentals of aircraft maintenance. The units of study are mechanic privileges and limitations, aircraft physics, aircraft drawing, maintenance forms and records, maintenance publications, materials and processes, fluid lines and fittings, cleaning and corrosion, and weight and balance.

Required Text(s):

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Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
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Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Mechanic’s Privileges and Limitations: Demonstrate, through written and oral exams, the privileges and limitations associated with holding a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe License. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; AFC PGC 1, 2; PPC PGC 1, 2; AVI PGC 1, 2)
  2. Aviation Physics: Demonstrate the principles of physics as it relates to aerodynamic flight and how these principles are applied to aircraft maintenance. (CCC 6; AFC PGC 1; PPC PGC 1; AVI PGC 1)
  3. Aircraft Drawing: Identify and apply aircraft drawings and symbols as they relate to the performance of aircraft maintenance and repair. (CCC 1, 5, 6; AFC PGC 1, 2; PPC PGC 1, 2; AVI PGC 1, 2)
  4. Maintenance Forms and Records: Select and complete the appropriate maintenance publication for a given maintenance task in the performance of aircraft maintenance. (CCC 1, 2, 5; AFC PGC 1, 2; PPC PGC 1, 2; AVI PGC 1, 2)
  5. Maintenance Publications: Identify and apply the appropriate maintenance publication for a given maintenance task, including the use of manuals, microfiche, and internet sources. (CCC 2, 5; AFC PGC 1, 2; PPC PGC 1, 2; AVI PGC 1, 2)
  6. Materials and Processes: Identify the appropriate materials and tools to be used in the performance of a given maintenance task or repair, as is designated by approved data. Use inspection methods, either visual or electronic as needed, to determine component airworthiness. (CCC 5; AFC PGC 1, 2, 3; PPC PGC 1, 2, 3, 4; AVI PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  7. Fluid Lines and Fittings: Fabricate and install fluid lines using the appropriate tubing, fittings, and tooling. (CCC 2, 5, 6; AFC PGC 1, 2, 3; PPC PGC 1, 2, 3, 4; AVI PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  8. Cleaning and Corrosion Control: Identify types of corrosion, and demonstrate methods in cleaning and corrosion prevention. (CCC 1, 2, 5, 6; AFC PGC 1, 2, 3; PPC PGC 1, 2, 3, 4; AVI PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  9. Weight and Balance: Weigh and balance an aircraft in accordance with the designed specification as it relates to a specific aircraft. 
  10. (CCC 2, 3, 5, 6; AFC PGC 1, 2, 3; PPC PGC 1, 2, 3, 4; AVI PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Mechanic’s Privileges and Limitations: Demonstrate, through written and oral exams, the privileges and limitations associated with holding a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airframe license.
    1. Define repairs, alterations, and modifications.
    2. Identify privileges and limitations for Repairman, Mechanic, and Mechanic holding an Inspection Authorization.
  2. Aviation Physics: Demonstrate the principles of physics as it relates to aerodynamic flight and how these principles are applied to aircraft maintenance.
    1. Demonstrate the property of buoyancy of liquids with the use of a hydrometer by measuring the specific gravity of various liquids.
    2. Explain the properties of matter and energy.
    3. Define the principles of work, power, and force.
    4. Define the relationship among force, area, and pressure in a fluid powered system.
    5. Define the principles as they relate to mechanical advantage found within the lever and pulley.
    6. Define the five aerodynamic forces which act upon an aircraft in flight: stress, tension, compression, torsion, bending, and shear.
    7. Define the principles of motion and Newton’s three laws which govern them.
    8. Define the principles that govern gas and fluid mechanics: Bayles’s Law, Charles’ Law, Dalton’s Law, Pascal’s Law, and Bernoulli’s Principle.
  3. Aircraft Drawing: Identify and apply aircraft drawings and symbols as they relate to the performance of aircraft maintenance and repair.
    1. Identify and draw the following identification lines: center, dimension, leader, break, phantom, sectioning, hidden, outline datum, cutting plane, and viewing plane.
    2. Draw to scale a registration number.
    3. Identify symbols and items found on a system schematic.
    4. Identify and explain the characteristics of charts, types of drawings, orthographic projections, and identify lines.
    5. Interpret various charts and graphs: electrical charts, brake-horsepower charts, fuel consumption charts, aircraft control cable tension/temperature charts, and engine horsepower/altitude charts.
  4. Maintenance Forms and Records: Select and complete the appropriate documentation for a given task in the performance of aircraft maintenance.
    1. Explain the purpose of Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and how they pertain to the aircraft maintenance technician.
    2. Identify and interpret the issuing number of an Airworthiness Directive (AD).
    3. Read and follow the instructions of an Airworthiness Directive.
    4. Determine compliance of an Airworthiness Directive.
    5. Use the appropriate Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) to complete required documentation.
    6. Complete an FAA form 337.
  5. Maintenance Publications: Identify and apply the appropriate maintenance publication for a given maintenance task, including the use of manuals, microfiche, and internet sources.
    1. Locate, select, and identify FAA Type Certificate Data Sheets for a given aircraft.
    2. Identify leveling and weighing information.
    3. Identify the gross weight and Center of Gravity (CG) range.
    4. Determine flight control movement.
    5. Determine the location of the Datum on a given aircraft.
    6. Define the following and reference the appropriate FAR number for: Technical Standard Order (TSO), Type Certificates, Supplemental Type Certificates, Airworthiness Certificates, special Flight Permits, Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA), Production Certificate and Mechanic Certificates, FAA.
    7. Determine appropriate Airworthiness Directive relating to a specific aircraft and compliance status.
    8. Identify and comply with the appropriate maintenance manual for a given aircraft.
    9. Identify the appropriate parts manual to determine the correct part number for a given aircraft serial number specific part.
    10. Research appropriate documentation to determine limitations, torques, and clearances.
    11. Demonstrate the proper procedure to determine if a publication is current.
  6. Materials and Processes: Identify the appropriate materials and tools to be used in the performance of a given maintenance task or repair, as is designated by approved data. Use inspection methods, either visual or electronic as needed, to determine component airworthiness.
    1. Identify types of metallic and non-metallic materials through identification markings, and interpret what those markings indicate.
    2. Identify various types of hardware and fasteners through identification markings and what those markings indicate.
    3. Determine from charts the required torque used on a given threaded fastener.
    4. Identify the appropriate tooling for a given application and the appropriate use of those tools.
    5. Perform Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) by the use of: eddy current, dye penetrant, ultrasonic, and magnetic particle inspection methods.
    6. Identify the appropriate material, sizes, and braking strength of an aircraft control cable.
    7. Fabricate an aircraft control cable by installing the appropriate terminal ends and turnbuckles as specified in approved maintenance data.
    8. Demonstrate the proper methods of safety wiring various types of hardware.
    9. Properly install and remove a Heli-coil.
  7. Fluid Lines and Fittings: Fabricate and install fluid lines using the appropriate tubing, fittings, and tooling.
    1. Determine the appropriate use of either ridged or flexible fluid lines.
    2. Interpret identification data located on either ridged or flexible lines.
    3. Identify the appropriate material for manufacturing a fluid line for a given application.
    4. Identify various fluid lines by their physical make-up whether they are low, medium, or high pressure lines.
    5. Determine proper installation of fluid lines.
    6. Fabricate a sleeve type hose assembly, a flared tube connection, a 90 degree bend, a beaded connection, a splice, and a high-pressure how connection.
  8. Cleaning and Corrosion Control: Identify types of corrosion, and demonstrate methods in cleaning and corrosion prevention.
    1. Identify and perform both mechanical and chemical cleaning methods.
    2. Identify intergranular, pitting, filiform, and exfoliation corrosion.
    3. Identify areas that are most prone to various types of corrosion.
    4. Identify methods used to inhibit corrosion on aircraft structures and components.
    5. Identify methods used to minimize deterioration of aircraft tires due to exposure to oils and hydraulic fluids.
  9. Weight and Balance: Weigh and balance an aircraft in accordance with the designed specification as it relates to a specific aircraft.
    1. Locate and interpret appropriate aircraft specifications.
    2. Determine what equipment is installed on a given aircraft as opposed to what is indicated on the aircraft’s equipment list.
    3. Position aircraft, jacks, and scales for aircraft weighing.
    4. Determine aircraft weight and measurements.
    5. Resolve issues related to weight and balance such as minimum fuel, allowable baggage or ballast weight, placement of additional equipment, and how it will affect the center of gravity.
    6. Complete all necessary documentation and placards or loading schedule as needed.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

 
Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):

AVIAASAVI

  1. Demonstrate professionalism and adherence to safety and environmental procedures and regulations in the workplace.
  2. Adhere to and apply appropriate FAA regulation and industry publications.
  3. Explain and apply the principles of aircraft inspection, repair, and maintenance.
  4. Explain and apply the principles of powerplant.

AVICERAFC

  1. Demonstrate professionalism and adherence to safety and environmental procedures and regulation in the workplace.
  2. Adhere to and apply appropriate FAA regulation and industry publications.
  3. Explain and apply the principles of aircraft inspection, repair, and maintenance.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
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