ECTS credits: 6
Lectures: 3
Exercises: 2

Course objective:

Gaining knowledge of the aircraft maintenance system and testing the aircraft systems operation.

Course contents:

Aircraft maintenance logistics. Material support, procurement, storage, transport of parts, maintenance contracts, information systems. Maintenance costs. Specific maintenance procedures. Aircraft weighing and balancing. Centre of gravity, calculation of position and balancing, use of appropriate documents. Preparing the aircraft for weighing. Aircraft weighing. Aircraft handling and storage. Aircraft towing and taxiing, relevant occupational safety measures. Aircraft lifting and securing, relevant occupational safety measures. Aircraft storage. Emptying and topping-up of fuel and liquids. Inspecting the aircraft after a lightning strike. Inspecting after hard landing and flying through turbulent conditions. Deicing and anti-icing procedures.

Competences:

Knowledge of the procedures of material support to the aircraft, storage, transport and procurement of aircraft parts. Knowledge of the contents of maintenance contracts and of specific maintenance procedures.

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Keep records of maintenance material support. 2. Distinguish the impacts of individual factors on the costs of aircraft maintenance. 3. Calculate the position of aircraft centre of gravity using aircraft weighing results. 4. Estimate the needs for extraordinary obligatory works and know how to apply adequate testing procedures. 5. Calculate the required supplies of rotating parts. These learning outcomes contribute to the following outcomes of the study programme: - Classify the levels of maintenance according to the impact on safety and costs of ordinary and extraordinary maintenance. - Distinguish aircraft maintenance according to MSG-2 and MSG-3 concepts. - Apply standard maintenance procedures prescribed in the aircraft maintenance programmes. - Calculate the necessary minimum of spare parts and materials in the warehouse for aircraft maintenance. - Analyse errors in operational flying from the reliability programme in aircraft maintenance. - Use English with aviation vocabulary at the level sufficient to understand the aircraft technical documentation and to apply procedures written in English.