AMT 127 - Turbine Engine Theory

The course will introduce the jet engine from its inception to the current day examples allowing for historical and current understanding of operation,and fuel systems that power it.  


Hours: 24 (Lecture Hours: 24)




Non-Course Prerequisite:
Successful Completion of Aircraft Maintenance Technician 1




Course Content:
12 Turbine engines
1. Development, fundamentals and principles of operation of turbine engines.
2. Engine design and construction pertaining to:
  • inlet ducts
  • compressors
  • bleed valves
  • diffusers
  • vane controllers
  • combustion section
  • turbines
  • exhaust section
  • gear boxes
  • bearings and seals
  • engine mounts
3. Factors affecting thrust/torque.
4. The mathematics and physics relating to thrust production including the Brayton cycle and thrust calculations.
5. The purpose and advantages of modular construction.
6. Common designs of turbine engines including:
  • torque producing engines
  • turboshaft and turboprop
  • thrust producing engines
  • turbojet and turbofan
7. The principles of noise suppression techniques.
8. Turbine engine systems including fuel, lubrication, ignition, air, exhaust.
9. Common turbine engine terminology and acronyms
CAR 566 Part 2.12
12.12 Inspection/Servicing Turbines
1. Handling and safety precautions.
2. The purpose and procedures for trend monitoring and power checks.
3. Fundamentals of vibration analysis.
4. Turbine engine inspection procedures including:
  • hot end inspection
  • borescope inspection.
5. The engine start and shut down procedure.
6. Requirements and procedures for compressor wash.  


Learning Outcomes:
The student will be able to explain the design and operation of aircraft turbine engines, and understand how various systems are used to cause the correct function of the engine.  


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.