Courses of Study: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics, Grade 9 - 12, Airframe Systems, 2009

1.) Apply safety rules, regulations and procedures for the Aviation Technology program, including safety concerns in the areas of first aid, fire, electricity, equipment, tools, chemicals, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

•  Explaining industrial hazards, preventive measures, tools, chemicals, and safety practices
2.) Demonstrate computational skills necessary for airframe systems, rigging, and weight and balance.

3.) Explain physical science concepts associated with airframe systems, rigging, and weight and balance.

4.) Demonstrate the use of various types and applications of tools used in airframe systems, including inspection and cleaning.

5.) Demonstrate the use, care, and installation of aircraft hardware related to airframe systems.

•  Identifying types, sizes, construction and finishes, and applications of aircraft hardware
6.) Select materials used in aircraft maintenance related to airframe systems.

7.) Demonstrate the use of the aircraft weight and balance manual, Type Certificate Data Sheets (TCDS), and aircraft scales.

8.) Construct projects to apply learned theories and skills.

•  Interpreting aircraft cable tension adjustment charts
•  Performing tension adjustments on cable turnbuckles
•  Assembling safety wire cable turnbuckles
•  Fabricating or repairing rigid tubing
•  Fabricating aircraft cable using a sleeve and thimble technique
•  Computing weight and balance calculations
•  Disassembling wings from an aircraft, moving to shop, and reassembling wings
•  Assessing primary and secondary controls for proper rigging for aircraft according to TCDS
•  Performing weighing of aircraft to determine if aircraft is within allowable limits
•  Performing calculations for various simulated configuration changes
•  Disassembling an aircraft, removing from shop, and reassembling to operable condition on a ramp