11a.01: Theory of Flight

11a.01: Theory of Flight

Aeroplane Aerodynamics & Flight Controls
Operation and effect of: - roll control: ailerons & spoilers; - pitch control: elevators, stabilators,variable incidence stabilisers & canards; - yaw control, rudder limiters; Controls using elevons, ruddervators; High lift devices, slats, flaps, flaperons; Drag inducing devices, spoilers, liftdumpers, speed brakes; Effects of wing fences, saw tooth leading edges; Boundary layer control using, vortex generators, stall wedges or leading edge devices; Operation & effect of trim tabs, balance & antibalance (leading) tabs, servo tabs, spring tabs, mass balance, control surface bias, aerodynamic balance panels;

High Speed Flight
Speed of sound, subsonic flight, transonic flight, supersonic flight, Mach number, critical Mach number, compressibility buffet, shock wave, aerodynamic heating, area rule; Factors affecting airflow in engine intakes of high speed aircraft; Effects of sweepback on critical Mach number.

11a.02: Airframe Structures - General Concepts

11a.02: Airframe Structures - General Concepts

a) Airworthiness requirements for structural strength; Structural classification, primary, secondary & tertiary; Fail safe, safe life, damage tolerance concepts; Zonal & station identification systems;
Stress, strain, bending, compression, shear, torsion, tension, hoop stress fatigue; Drains & ventilation provisions; System installation provisions; Lightning strike protection provision; Aircraft bonding.

b) Construction methods of: stressed skin fuselage, formers, stringers, longerons, bulkheads, frames, doublers, struts, ties, beams, floor structures, reinforcement, methods of skinning, anti-corrosive protection, wing, empennage & engine attachments; Structure assembly techniques: riveting, bolting, bonding; Methods of surface protection, such as chromating, anodising, painting; Surface cleaning; Airframe symmetry: methods of alignment & symmetry checks.

11a.03: Airframe Structures - Aeroplanes

11a.03: Airframe Structures - Aeroplanes

Fuselage (ATA 52/53/56)
Construction & pressurisation sealing; Wing, stabiliser, pylon & undercarriage attachments; Seat installation & cargo loading system; Doors & emergency exits: construction, mechanisms, operation & safety devices; Windows & windscreen construction & mechanisms;

Wings (ATA 57): Construction; Fuel storage; Landing gear, pylon, control surface & high lift/drag attachments;

Stabilisers (ATA 55): Construction; Control surface attachment;

Flight Control Surfaces (ATA 55/57): Construction & attachment; Balancing - mass & aerodynamic;

Nacelles/Pylons (ATA 54): Construction; Firewalls;Engine mounts.

11a.04: Air Conditioning and Cabin Pressurisation (ATA 21)

11a.04: Air Conditioning and Cabin Pressurisation (ATA 21)

Air supply
Sources of air supply including engine bleed, APU & ground cart;

Air Conditioning
Air conditioning systems; Air cycle & vapour cycle machines; Distribution systems; Flow, temperature & humidity control system;

Pressurisation
Pressurisation systems; Control & indication including control & safety valves; Cabin pressure controllers; Safety & warning devices; Protection & warning devices.

11a.05: Instruments / Avionic Systems

11a.05: Instruments / Avionic Systems

Instrument Systems (ATA 31)
Pilot static: altimeter, air speed indicator, vertical speed indicator; Gyroscopic: artificial horizon, attitude director, direction indicator, horizontal situation indicator, turn & slip indicator, turn coordinator; Compasses: direct reading, remote reading; Angle of attack indication, stall warning systems; Other aircraft system indication.


Avionic Systems
Fundamentals of system layouts & operation of: Auto Flight (ATA 22); Communications (ATA 23); Navigation Systems (ATA 34).

11a.06: Electrical Power (ATA 24)

11a.06: Electrical Power (ATA 24)

Batteries Installation & Operation; DC power generation; AC power generation; Emergency power generation; Voltage regulation; Power distribution; Inverters, transformers, rectifiers; Circuit protection; External/Ground power.

11a.07: Equipment & Furnishings (ATA 25)

11a.07: Equipment & Furnishings (ATA 25)

a) Emergency equipment requirements; Seats, harnesses & belts;


b) Cabin layout; Equipment layout; Cabin Furnishing Installation; Cabin entertainment equipment; Galley installation; Cargo handling & retention equipment; Airstairs

11a.08: Fire Protection (ATA 26)

11a.08: Fire Protection (ATA 26)

a) Fire & smoke detection & warning systems; Fire extinguishing systems; System tests.


b) Portable fire extinguisher.

11a.09: Flight Controls (ATA 27)

11a.09: Flight Controls (ATA 27)

Primary controls: aileron, elevator, rudder, spoiler; Trim control; Active load control; High lift devices; Lift dump, speed brakes; System operation: manual, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, fly-by-wire; Artificial feel, Yaw damper, Mach trim, rudder limiter, gust locks system; Balancing & rigging; Stall protection/warning system.

11a.10: Fuel Systems (ATA 28)

11a.10: Fuel Systems (ATA 28)

System layout; Fuel tanks; Supply systems; Dumping, venting & draining; Cross-feed & transfer; Indications & warnings; Refuelling & defuelling; Longitudinal balance fuel systems.

11a.11: Hydraulic Power (ATA 29)

11a.11: Hydraulic Power (ATA 29)

System layout; Hydraulic fluids; Hydraulic reservoirs and accumulators; Pressure generation: electric, mechanical, pneumatic; Emergency pressure generation; Pressure Control; Power distribution; Indication & warning systems; Interface with other systems.

11a.12: Ice and Rain Protection (ATA 30)

11a.12: Ice and Rain Protection (ATA 30)

Ice formation, classification & detection; Anti-icing systems: electrical, hot air & chemical; Deicing systems: electrical, hot air, pneumatic & chemical; Rain repellent; Probe & drain healing; Wiper systems.

11a.13: Landing Gear (ATA 32)

11a.13: Landing Gear (ATA 32)

Construction, shock absorbing; Extension & retraction systems: normal & emergency; Indications & warning; Wheels, brakes, antiskid & autobraking; Tyres; Steering.

11a.14: Lights (ATA 33)

11a.14: Lights (ATA 33)

External: navigation, anti-collision, landing, taxiing, ice; Internal: cabin, cockpit, cargo; Emergency.

11a.15: Oxygen (ATA 35)

11a.15: Oxygen (ATA 35)

System layout: cockpit, cabin; Sources, storage, charging & distribution; Supply regulation; Indications & warnings.

11a.16: Pneumatic/Vacuum (ATA 36)

11a.16: Pneumatic/Vacuum (ATA 36)

System layout; Sources: engine / APU, compressors, reservoirs, ground supply; Pressure control; Distribution; Indications & warnings; Interfaces with other systems.

11a.17: Water/Waste (ATA 38)

11a.17: Water/Waste (ATA 38)

Water system layout, supply, distribution, servicing & draining; Toilet system layout, flushing & servicing; Corrosion aspects.

11a.18: On Board Maintenance Systems (ATA 45)

11a.18: On Board Maintenance Systems (ATA 45)

Central maintenance computers; Data loading system; Electronic library system; Printing; Structure monitoring (damage tolerance monitoring).

 

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