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Study and Reference Guide - "E" Rating Technical Examinations

Standard Practices - Avionics

The topics contained in this section of the guide are applicable to the SPE - Standard Practices Avionics examination for the E rating.

1.0 STANDARD PRACTICES

1.1 Safety practices
1.2 Chemical and physical nature of matter - Theory and application
1.3 Gas laws and fluid mechanics - Theory and application
1.4 Properties of the atmosphere - Pressure, humidity, density characteristics
1.5 Properties of solids and liquids - Theory and application
1.6 Velocity, acceleration, mass and force - Theory and calculation
1.7 Heat, temperature, heat transfer and measurement - Calculation
1.8 Work, energy and power - Theory and calculation
1.9 Sound production, reproduction, propagation, speed and quality - Calculation
1.10 Light propagation, reflection and refraction - Theory
1.11 Aircraft electrical wiring - Lacing, clamping, crimping, splicing and routing, including safety precautions
1.12 Aircraft electrical wiring - Grounding, bonding and shielding
1.13 Soldering and desoldering techniques
1.14 Instrument panel layout and instrument mounting
1.15 Measurement systems and conversion - Calculation
1.16 Shop mathematics, graphs and charts - Theory and application
1.17 Aircraft electrical load analysis - Theory and calculation
1.18 ATA Specification 100 - Chapters relevant to maintenance of aircraft systems
1.19 Safety wiring (lock wiring) procedures

2.0 AERODYNAMICS

2.1 Theory of flight - Fixed wing aircraft
2.2 Theory of flight - Rotary wing aircraft

3.0 AIRCRAFT HARDWARE

3.1 Specifications and standards - Basic theory and application
3.2 Electrical hardware - Terminals, splices, connectors, switches, protective devices
3.3 Aircraft electrical wiring - Types, characteristics, wire sizes
3.4 Special fasteners - Theory and application
3.5 Rivets - Identification and use
3.6 Threaded fasteners - Identification and use
3.7 Control cables, terminals and turnbuckles - Identification and use

4.0 AIRCRAFT DRAWING

4.1 Types of drawings - Application
4.2 Interpretation of drawings, diagrams and charts - Theory and application
4.3 Station diagrams - Theory and application

5.0 WEIGHT AND BALANCE

5.1 C of G design limits and range - Knowledge and application
5.2 Weighing procedures and calculations - Knowledge and application

6.0 PITOT STATIC SYSTEMS

6.1 Types - Identification
6.2 Inspection processes - Theory and application

7.0 METALURGY AND CORROSION PREVENTION

7.1 Types of corrosion - Identification
7.2 Inspection processes - Theory and application
7.3 Removal and treatment of corrosion - Theory and application

8.0 STRUCTURES

8.1 Aircraft structures - Fixed wing aircraft
8.2 Aircraft structures - Rotary wing aircraft

9.0 FLIGHT CONTROLS AND RIGGING

9.1 Flight control systems - Theory, types and application

10.0 NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING

10.1 Inspection techniques - Theory, types and application

11.0 GENERAL HANDLING AND SERVICING

11.1 Shop safety - Theory and application
11.2 Fire protection - Types, prevention and extinguishing
11.3 Safety on the flight line - Foreign Object Damage (FOD) and hazardous areas
11.4 Jacking, hoisting and leveling - Theory and application
11.5 Ground servicing equipment - Theory and application

12.0 TOOLS AND MEASURING DEVICES

12.1 Hand tools - Identification and use
12.2 Power tools - Identification and use
12.3 Measuring devices - Identification and use
12.4 Test equipment - Identification and application

13.0 SHEET METAL

13.1 Structural and non-structural repairs - Identification and modification requirements
13.2 Special fasteners - Theory and application
13.3 Scratch inspection - Theory and application
13.4 Sealant - Theory and application

14.0 POWERPLANT

14.1 Piston Engines - Theory and application
14.2 Turbine Engines - Theory and application

15.0 FUEL SYSTEMS

15.1 Storage and Distribution - Theory and application

16.0 HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS

16.1 Sources and common application - Theory and application
16.2 Operation and components - Theory and application
16.3 Maintenance and service - Theory and application
16.4 Storage and distribution - Theory and application

17.0 FIRE PROTECTION

17.1 Detection, and suppression - Theory and application

18.0 IGNITION SYSTEMS

18.1 Low, high tension - Theory and application

19.0 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

19.1 Pressurization - Theory, application and function testing
19.2 Air conditioning - Theory, application and function testing
19.3 Ventilation - Theory, application and function testing
19.4 Oxygen - Theory, application and function testing

20.0 LANDING GEAR SYSTEMS

20.1 Assemblies - Theory and application
20.2 Retraction systems - Theory and application
20.3 Indication systems - Theory and application
20.4 Wheels and brakes - Theory and application
20.5 Steering systems - Theory and application

21.0 STARTING SYSTEMS

21.1 Turbine engine starters - Theory, application, inspection and servicing
21.2 Electrical starters - Theory, application, inspection and servicing
21.3 Starter-generators - Theory, application, inspection and servicing

22.0 ICE AND RAIN SYSTEMS

22.1 Ice detection - Theory and application
22.2 Anti-ice - Theory and application
22.3 De-ice - Theory and application
22.4 Rain repellant - Theory and application

23.0 ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS

23.1 Safety procedures around electrical equipment - Theory and application
23.2 Sources of electrical energy - Basic theory
23.3 Batteries, primary cells and secondary cells - Theory and application
23.4 Magnetism/electromagnetism- Theory and application
23.5 DC theory - Application
23.6 AC theory - Application
23.7 Power distribution - Theory and application
23.8 Wiring practices - Theory and application
23.9 Digital integrated circuits - Theory and application
23.10 Solid-state devices - Theory and application
23.11 Basic semiconductor circuits - Theory and application
23.12 AC and DC Motors- Theory and application
23.13 Switches and relays - Theory and application
23.14 Fuses and circuit breakers - Theory and application
23.15 Synchros - Theory and application
23.16 Decimal, binary, hexadecimal and octal number systems - Computation and conversion
23.17 Digital data display - Theory and application
23.18 Boolean expressions, logic gates and truth tables - Theory and application
23.19 Electrical load analysis - Theory and application

"E" RATING - AVIONICS

The topics contained in this section of the guide are applicable to the AV - Avionics examination for the E rating.

24.0 NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

24.1 Radio waves and radio signals - Theory and application
24.2 Antennas - Theory, construction, installation and inspection
24.3 Communication - FM, VHF, HF systems - Theory, components and inspection
24.4 Radio-Navigation systems - Theory, components and inspection
24.5 Radio altimeter systems - Theory, components and inspection
24.6 Weather radar - Theory, components and inspection
24.7 RMI - Theory, components and inspection
24.8 Ground Proximity Warning System - Theory, components and inspection/calibration
24.9 Compass systems - Theory, components and inspection
24.10 TCAS - Theory, construction and inspection

25.0 AUTOFLIGHT SYSTEMS

25.1 Autopilot systems - Theory, components and inspection
25.2 Flight Management Computer System - Theory, components and inspection
25.3 Autothrottle and thrust management systems - Theory, components and operation
25.4 Automatic landing system - Theory, components and operation
25.5 Mach trim system - Theory, components and inspection

26.0 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

26.1 Safety procedures around electrical equipment - Theory and application
26.2 DC generation - Theory and application
26.3 AC generation - Theory and application
26.4 Batteries, nicad and lead acid - Theory, application and maintenance
26.5 Power distribution - Theory and application
26.6 Digital integrated circuits - Theory and application
26.7 Aircraft electrical systems - Troubleshooting and repair
26.8 Aircraft electrical systems - Wiring diagram interpretation
26.9 Starter generator - Theory and application

27.0 RECORDING AND EMERGENCY SYSTEMS

27.1 Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) - Theory, components and inspection/test
27.2 Flight Data Recorder (FDR) - Theory, components and inspection/test
27.3 Emergency Locator Transmitter - Theory, components and inspection/test
27.4 Underwater Location Device (ULD) - Theory, components and inspection/test

28.0 INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS

28.0 Flight instruments - Theory, construction and inspection
28.1 Air Data Computer - Theory, construction and inspection