AVI 240 Powerplant Maintenance-Section II


Campus Location:
Georgetown
Effective Date:
201951
Prerequisite:
AVI 230
Co-Requisites:
None
Course Credits and Hours:
13.00 credits
8.00 lecture hours/week
15.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course introduces the fundamentals of powerplant maintenance. The units of study include propeller systems, turbine engine theory, turbine engine maintenance, turbine engine systems, turbine ignition and starting systems, turbine engine induction systems, and turbine inspection and troubleshooting.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Disclaimer:

Attendance is governed by 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 147 and the policies of Delaware Tech as outlined in the college catalog.  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations require that all students must receive a minimum number of hours of instruction, in both classroom and lab, and that all missed time must be made up before the student is allowed to take the FAA written, oral, and practical exams.  Any conflict between school policies and FAA regulations in this matter, the FAA regulations shall take precedence.  Missed classes and/or make-up work should be coordinated with the instructor either before or immediately after any absence. 

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Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Propeller Systems: Identify basic principles of various types of aircraft propellers and their proper operation. Demonstrate basic principles of inspection, service, troubleshooting, and repair of aircraft propeller systems. (CCC 1, 2, 5; PPC PGC 1, 2, 3, 4; AVI PGC 1, 2, 3, 4
  2. Turbine Engine Theory: Demonstrate basic principles of how a turbine aircraft engine works. Identify components associated with a turbine aircraft engine. (CCC 1, 2, 5; PPC PGC 1, 2, 4; AVI PGC 1, 2, 4)  
  3. Turbine Engine Maintenance: Demonstrate basic principles of turbine engine overhaul and the proper use of tooling and equipment. Demonstrate basic principles of inspection of turbine engine components. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PPC PGC 1, 2, 4; AVI PGC 1, 2, 4)
  4. Turbine Engine Systems: Identify the various turbine engine operating systems, including engine instrument, lubrication, cooling, exhaust, and reverser systems. Demonstrate the basic methods of checking and servicing of these systems. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5, 6; PPC PGC 1, 2, 4; AVI PGC 1, 2, 4)
  5. Turbine Ignition and Starting Systems: Identify various turbine engine ignition and starting systems. Demonstrate basic principles of repair and service of turbine engine ignition and starting systems. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PPC PGC 1, 2, 4; AVI PGC 1, 2, 4)
  6. Turbine Induction Systems: Identify various fire protection, fuel metering, fuel, and induction systems. Demonstrate the basic principles of inspection, repair, and maintenance of a turbine induction system. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PPC PGC 1, 2, 4; AVI PGC 1, 2, 4)
  7. Turbine Inspection and Troubleshooting: Demonstrate the proper procedures for removal and installation of a turbine aircraft engine. Demonstrate the proper procedures for a 100-hour inspection as well as the proper run-up procedures for a turbine aircraft engine. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PPC PGC 1, 2, 4; AVI PGC 1, 2, 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. Propeller Systems: Identify basic principles of various types of aircraft propellers and their proper operation. Demonstrate basic principles of inspection, service, troubleshooting, and repair of aircraft propeller systems.
    1. Demonstrate basic skills in identifying types of propellers, components, and systems.
    2. Obtain and follow the appropriate technical data for a given propeller system, including service, repair, and operation.
  2. Turbine Engine Theory: Demonstrate basic principles of how a turbine aircraft engine works. Identify components associated with a turbine aircraft engine.
    1. Demonstrate basic skills in identifying types of turbine engines, components, and systems.
    2. Obtain and follow the appropriate technical data for a given turbine engine service and run-up.
    3. Identify various types of aviation turbine engine fuels.
  3. Turbine Engine Maintenance: Demonstrate basic principles of turbine engine overhaul and the proper use of tooling and equipment. Demonstrate basic principles of inspection of turbine engine components.
    1. Demonstrate basic skills in locating appropriate technical data for disassembly and assembly of an aircraft turbine engine.
    2. Disassemble, inspect, repair, and reassemble an aircraft turbine engine.
  4. Turbine Engine Systems: Identify the various turbine engine operating systems, including engine instrument, lubrication, cooling, exhaust, and reverser systems. Demonstrate the basic methods of checking and servicing these systems.
    1. Identify various types of turbine engine components.
    2. Demonstrate how aircraft turbine engine instrumentation operates, and inspect, repair, and maintain engine instruments.
    3. Demonstrate how aircraft turbine engine lubrication systems operate, and inspect, repair, and maintain an engine lubricating system.
    4. Demonstrate how aircraft turbine engine exhaust systems operate, and inspect, repair, and maintain an engine exhaust system.
    5. Demonstrate how aircraft turbine engine reversing systems operate, and inspect, repair, and maintain an engine reversing system.
  5. Turbine Ignition and Starting Systems: Identify various turbine engine ignition and starting systems. Demonstrate basic principles of repair and service of turbine engine ignition and starting systems.
    1. Identify various types of turbine engine ignition systems.
    2. Demonstrate how aircraft turbine engine ignition systems operate, and inspect, repair, and maintain these systems.
    3. Identify types of turbine engine motors and starting systems.
    4. Demonstrate how aircraft turbine engine motors and starting systems operate, and inspect, repair, and maintain an engine exhaust system.
    5. Identify turbine engine electrical system components, and inspect, repair, and maintain these systems.
  6. Turbine Induction Systems: Identify various fire protection, fuel metering, fuel, and induction systems. Demonstrate the basic principles of inspection, repair, and maintenance of a turbine induction system.
    1. Identify various types of fire protection systems.
    2. Demonstrate how aircraft turbine engine fuel systems operate, and inspect, repair, and maintain a turbine engine fuel system.
    3. Identify various types of aircraft turbine engine fuel metering systems.
    4. Demonstrate how aircraft turbine engine fuel metering systems operate, and inspect, repair, and maintain these systems.
    5. Identify various types of aircraft turbine engine components, and inspect, repair, and maintain fuel storage, fuel delivery, and pressure systems.
    6. Demonstrate how aircraft turbine engine induction systems operate, and inspect, repair, and maintain this system.
  7. Turbine Inspection and Troubleshooting: Demonstrate the proper procedures for removal and installation of a turbine aircraft engine. Demonstrate the proper procedures for a 100-hour inspection as well as the proper run-up procedures for a turbine aircraft engine.
    1. Identify the appropriate technical data and procedures for removal and installation of a turbine engine.
    2. Demonstrate the removal and installation of an aircraft turbine engine from an assigned aircraft.
    3. Perform a 100-hour inspection on a turbine engine following all approved technical data and complete all appropriate documentation as required.
    4. Demonstrate appropriate troubleshooting practices on an aircraft turbine engine.
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.

AVICERPPC

  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.
  4. Explain and apply the principle of powerplant.
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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