AE1003 Aircraft General Engineering and Maintenance Practices Syllabus

AE1003 AIRCRAFT GENERAL ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE PRACTICES 3 0 0 100


OBJECTIVE
To teach the students about the basic concepts of aircraft general engineering and maintenance practices.

1. AIRCRAFT GROUND HANDLING AND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT 10
Mooring, jacking, levelling and towing operations – Preparation – Equipment - precautions – Engine starting procedures – Piston engine, turboprops and turbojets – Engine fire extinguishing –
Ground power units.

2. GROUND SERVICING OF VARIOUS SUB SYSTEMS 8
Air conditioning and pressurization – Oxygen and oil systems – Ground units and their maintenance.

3. MAINTENANCE OF SAFETY 5
Shop safety – Environmental cleanliness – Precautions.

4. INSPECTION 10
Process – Purpose – Types – Inspection intervals – Techniques – Checklist – Special inspection – Publications, bulletins, various manuals – FAR Air worthiness directives – Type certificate Data Sheets – ATA specifications.

5. AIRCRAFT HARDWARE, MATERIALS, SYSTEMS PROCESSES 12
Hand tools – Precision instruments – Special tools and equipments in an airplane maintenance shop – Identification terminology – Specification and correct use of various aircraft hardware (i.e. nuts, bolts, rivets, screws etc.) – American and British systems of specifications – Threads, gears, bearings, etc. – Drills, tapes & reamers. – identification of all types of fluid line fittings. Materials, metallic and non-metallic - Plumbing Connectors - Cables – Swaging procedures, tests, Advantages of swaging over splicing.

TOTAL : 45

TEXT BOOK
1. KROES WATKINS DELP, “Aircraft Maintenance and Repair” – McGraw-Hill, New York 1993.

REFERENCES
A & P MECHANICS, “Aircraft hand Book” – F. A. A. Himalayan Book House, New Delhi, 1996.
A & P MECHANICS, “General hand Book” – F. A. A. Himalayan Book House, New Delhi, 1996.
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