Canadian AME Licensing - Basic Training Theoretical Curriculum Requirements of STD 566 - Appendix C

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Electronics Systems Maintenance Training Standard

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Item STD 566 - Appendix C Part 3 Curriculum area Hours STD 566 - Appendix C, Part 3 - examples of Theoretical Training Objectives
3.0 Metallurgy  
  • corrosion; treatment and prevention.
4.0 Aircraft Servicing  
  • Servicing systems; ground support equipment; grooming procedures/precautions.
5.0 Approved Parts  
  • hardware; AN, MS, NAS systems; aircraft specifications - MIL, NAS; traceability, requisitioning, quarantine, bonded stores
6.1 Fixed Wing Aircraft Aerodynamics  
  • theory of flight, speed of sound, aerodynamic loads, and high speed flight
6.2 Rotary Wing Aircraft Aerodynamics  
  • theory of flight, coriolis effect, auto-rotation characteristics
6.3 Flight Controls & Rigging  
  • flight control systems; Mechanical/servo powered flight control system/components; Cables; Incidence, symmetry checks and adjustments.
7.0 Sheet Metal  
  • structural and non-structural repair; special fasteners; scratch inspection; sealant.
8.0 Aircraft Structures  
  • Structural members; floats, hulls, skis, stabilizers, wings, engine mounts, cowlings and fuselages
10.0 Piston Engines  
  • energy, work and horsepower; two stroke & Otto cycle
11.0 Turbine Engines  
  • design/construction: inlet ducts, compressors, bleed valves, diffusers, vane controllers, combustion section, turbines, exhaust section, gear boxes, bearings, seals, engine mounts; thrust/torque; turboshaft/prop/jet/fan engines; noise suppression; fuel, lubrication, ignition, air exhaust.
11.2 Ignition  
  • low tension (glow plugs), high tension (capacitive discharge), auto re-light; safety precautions
11.3 Starting  
  • turbine engine starters, electrical starters, motor and starter-generator, Inspection/ servicing; auto-start system
11.4 Engine Indicating Systems  
  • speed, temperature, pressure indication; flow metering systems, quantity indication (oil quantity), fault detection (chip detector, filter bypass), power indication systems engine pressure ratio (EPR); torque indication; BITE system; vibration indication
11.5 Turbine Engine Safety  
  • ground running precautions/hazards: FOD, jet/prop blast, turbine burst, noise, chocks, tie downs, etc.
12.0 Propellers & Systems  
  • Theory/design; lift and angle of attack, construction materials; Fixed pitch, controllable pitch, constant speed, feathering and reversing propellers
13.0 Hydraulic Power  
  • Safety precautions; high pressure bottles/accumulators; fluid and system components; multiple and integrated systems; maintenance.
14.0 Pneumatic Power  
  • operation, components, maintenance and servicing: temperature regulation, pressure control, flow control, sources and common applications
15.0 Aircraft Plumbing  
  • standard fittings and hardware identification systems
16.0 Landing Gear  
  • assemblies; retraction/anti-retraction; hydraulic/mechanical, emergency extension systems; Anti-skid systems; automatic/emergency braking systems; indicating systems; Mechanical and powered steering systems; air ground sensing systems.
17.0 Environmental Control Systems  
  • cabin pressure, pressurization, satey percautions, functional testing; heating, cooling, ventilation systems, oxygen systems
18.0 Fuel  
  • types, properties and additives; system configurations and component functions
19.0 Ice & Rain Protection  
  • ice detection systems; Anti-ice and de-ice systems; Rain repellent systems.
20.0 Emergency Systems  
  • emergency lighting systems; ELTs - Underwater Locating Devices (ULDs); inspecting, installing, testing; Flotation device types, inspection and servicing; Emergency breathing apparatus.
20.1 Fire protection  
  • fire detection systems e.g. spot detectors, continuous loop, infra-red and ultra-violet; suppression and extinguishing systems; safety precautions
21.0 Maintenance Procedures  
  • Inspection and maintenance requirements - private and commercial aircraft; inspections: periodic, annual, progressive, approved maintenance schedules; Weight and balance: jacking, leveling, weighing, installed equipment list
23.0 DC Theory  
  • DC/Electron theory.; Magnetism; capacitance; Current; resistance; Electrical measurements; electrical energy; Magnetic effects of electric current; Inductance ; Direct current generators and motors; Synchros (synchronous transmitters, receivers and resolver); Tranducers; DC CCTs and analysis;
24.0 AC Theory  
  • AC theory; AC generators, motors and transformers; Synchros (synchronous transmitters, receivers and resolver); Transducers; RCL\RC\RL circuits; Resonant circuits; Capacitance fundamentals; AC measuring devices; Vacuum tube devices
25.0 Analog Theory  
  • Semiconductor devices; Semiconductor; Diodes; Transistors; Power supplies; Rectification; Filtering; Regulation Controls
26.0 Digital Theory Principles  
  • Integrated circuits (LSI, CMOS); Special application IC's; Pulse techniques/parameters/ modulation (PAM, PWM, RPM, PCM); Multivibrators (monostable, astable, bistable).; Boolean algebra; Basic laws and expressions; Numbering systems; Decimals; Binary; Hexadecimal; Octal; Conversions; Binary computations; Digital electronics techniques; logic gates ( AND, OR, Invert, NAND, NOR, COMP); Application of: logic gates (Decoder, AD/DA, Multiplexing), basic digital/microcomputer technology; Microprocessors/data transfer between systems; Summing amplifiers (operational amplifiers); Differentiators; Integrators; Servo loops; Application of control systems e.g. powerplant, flight control, landing gear; Integrated circuits (LSI, CMOS); Special application IC's
27.0 Maintain Communication Systems  
  • ELTs; Radio antennas; H.F. communications; VHF communications; SELCAL; Radio theory; Amplifiers; Oscillators; Filters; Mixers; Modulation; Radio antennas; Radio transmitters and receivers; troubleshooting techniques; Remote Radio Channeling; Digital communications; H.F. communications; VHF communications; SELCAL
28.0 Maintain navigation Systems  
  • Acceptable standards; Navigation principles/antennas; Standard practices; Flight Management Systems; Inertial Navigation Systems; Inertial Reference; Radio navigation; ADF; VOR; Localizer; Glide Slope; Marker Beacon; Horizontal Situation Indicator/R.M.I; Area Nav; LORAN; Hyperbolic navigation principles; Global Positioning Systems; Aircraft system troubleshooting including: ramp testing and troubleshooting navigation equipment; locating and repairing predetermined faults
29.0 Maintain Pulse Systems  
  • Radar navigation systems including: introduction to microwave principles and pulse techniques; weather radar; DME interrogator; ATC transponder; TCAS; Radio altimeter (LRRA); Doppler principles; GPWS
30.0 Maintain Auto Flight Control Systems  
  • Introduction and system overview of: yaw damper system; flight director; autopilot; speed command; auto throttle; standard practices; VNAV; Stability Augmentation System
31.0 Maintain Electrical Systems  
  • Proper use of test equipment; Wiring practices, including wire and co-axial cable specifications (MIL and FAA) ; Drawing and schematic symbology; Bonding EMI/RFI suppression techniques;Electrical system installation including acceptable standards; Electrical power systems monitoring devices
32.0 Maintain Instrument Systems  
  • Acceptable standards; Air data systems and instrumentation, including: pitot and static system check; central air data computing system; air data instruments (MACH/IAS, VSI/IVSI, BARO ALTM); air temperature instruments; mach-airspeed warning; Attitude and direction, including: introduction to gyroscopic and flux valve principles; gyrosyn compass system/magnetic compass; attitude reference systems; turn and bank/turn coordinator/slip indication; standby artificial horizon; laser gyro; attitude director indicators; video displays; EFIS; Flight Data and Voice Recorder, including: system requirement; system operation and testing; Underwater Acoustic Beacon operation and testing; Compass swing; Data bus systems; The Installation of instrument system including: equipment installation, wire installation
Transport Canada review results:
  Acceptable for structured training.
  Additional training required - for example .
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