Study and Reference Guide - "S" Rating Technical Examinations

The topics contained in this section of the guide are applicable to the SPS - Standard Practices Structures examination for the S rating.

1.0 STANDARD PRACTICES

1.1 Safety practices
1.2 Gas laws and fluid mechanics - Theory and application
1.3 Properties of the atmosphere - Pressure, humidity, density characteristics
1.4 Properties of solids and liquids - Theory and application
1.5 Velocity, acceleration, mass and force - Theory and calculation
1.6 Heat, temperature, heat transfer and measurement - Calculation
1.7 Work, energy and power - Theory and calculation
1.8 Aircraft electrical wiring - Types, characteristics, wire sizes
1.9 Aircraft grounding and bonding - Theory and calculation
1.10 Instrument panel layout and instrument mounting - Theory and application
1.11 Flight control systems - Theory and application
1.12 Propulsion systems - Theory and application
1.13 Hydraulic systems - Theory and application
1.14 Pneumatic systems - Theory and application
1.15 Landing gear systems - Theory and application
1.16 Environmental systems - Theory and application
1.17 Fire protection systems - Theory and application
1.18 Safety wiring (lockwiring) procedures
1.19 Welding techniques - Theory and application
1.20 ATA Specification 100 - Chapters relevant to maintenance aviation maintenance

2.0 AERODYNANICS

2.1 Aircraft structures and theory of flight - Fixed wing aircraft
2.2 Aircraft structures and theory of flight - Rotary wing aircraft

3.0 MATHEMATICS / PHYSICS

3.1 Shop mathematics, graphs and charts - Theory and application
3.2 Measurement systems and conversion - Calculation and application
3.3 Chemical and physical nature of matter - Theory and application
3.4 Stress and strain - Theory and application

4.0 AIRCRAFT HARDWARE

4.1 Specifications and standards - Basic theory and application
4.2 Rivets - Identification and use
4.3 Threaded fasteners - Identification and use
4.4 Special fasteners - Theory and application
4.5 Control cables, terminals and turnbuckles - Identification and use
4.6 Rigid lines, flexible lines and fittings - characteristics, fabrication, material and size designation
4.7 Sealant - Theory and application

5.0 AIRCRAFT DRAWING

5.1 Types of drawings - Application
5.2 Interpretation of drawings, diagrams and charts - Theory and application
5.3 Station diagrams - Theory and application

6.0 WEIGHT AND BALANCE

6.1 C of G design limits and range - knowledge and application
6.2 Weighing procedures and calculations - knowledge 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
7.4 Heat treatment, annealing and temper designation - Theory and application
7.5 Ferrous and non ferrous metals - Types and properties

8.0 NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING

8.1 Inspection techniques - Theory, types and application

9.0 GENERAL HANDLING AND SERVICING

9.1 Shop safety - Theory and application
9.2 Fire protection - Types, prevention and extinguishing
9.3 Safety on the flight line - FOD and hazardous areas
9.4 Ground servicing equipment - Theory and application

10.0 TOOLS AND MEASURING DEVICES

10.1 Hand tools - Identification and use
12.5 Power tools - Identification and use
10.2 Measuring devices - Identification and use
10.3 Test equipment - Identification and application

11.0 AIRCRAFT SHEET METAL, TUBULAR, WOOD AND COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

11.1 Sheet metal materials
11.2 Aircraft fabrics
11.3 Wood
11.4 Plastics, fiberglass and composite materials

12.0 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES

12.1 Inspection and maintenance requirements - Theory and application
12.2 Inspections (periodic, annual, progressive, approved maintenance schedules)
12.3 Jacking, hoisting and leveling - Theory and application
12.4 Basic welding - Theory and application
12.5 Rivet layout pattern designs and installation - Theory and application

STRUCTURES

The topics contained in this section of the guide are applicable to the ST - Structures examination for the S rating.

13.0 SHEET METAL

13.1 Repairs and fabrication
13.2 Assessment methods, techniques and practices - Theory, application and inspection
13.3 Repair materials - identification and application

14.0 TUBULAR

14.1 Repairs and fabrication
14.2 Assessment methods, techniques and practices - Theory, application and inspection
14.3 Repair materials - Identification and application

15.0 WOOD AND FABRIC

15.1 Repairs and fabrication
15.2 Assessment methods, techniques and practices - Theory, application and inspection
15.3 Repair materials - Identification and application

16.0 COMPOSITE

16.1 Repairs and fabrication
16.2 Assessment methods, techniques and practices - Theory, application and inspection
16.3 Repair materials - Identification and application

17.0 METALURGY AND CORROSION PREVENTION

17.1 Types of corrosion - Identification
17.2 Inspection processes - Theory and application
17.3 Removal and treatment of corrosion - Theory and application
17.4 Heat treatment, annealing and temper designation - Theory and application
17.5 Ferrous and non ferrous metals - Types and properties

18.0 NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING

18.1 Inspection techniques - Theory, types and application

19.0 FLUID LINES AND CONDUITS

19.1 Rigid lines, flexible lines and fittings - Characteristics, fabrication, material and size designation

20.0 THERMOPLASTICS

20.1 Material - Inspection and installation
20.2 Storage and surface protection - Theory and application

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