AMT 129 - Reciprocating Components

The course will expand on piston engines and add various components to the knowledge base for a complete picture of operation in an aircraft.


Hours: 54 (Lecture Hours: 54)




Non-Course Prerequisite:
Completion of Aircraft Maintenance Technican 1




Course Content:
2 . The procedure for lapping valves and seats, replacing bushings, removing nicks, burrs, scratches, scores, and replacing damaged studs.
11.4 Carburetion Principles
1. Characteristics of fuel and fuel/air metering systems
2. Carburetion principles and components as they apply to float type and pressure injection carburetors, single and multi-point fuel injection systems.
3. Induction system principles and components as they apply to normally aspirated, supercharged and turbocharged engines.
4. The operation of turbocharger control systems.
11.5 Ignition Systems
1. The principles of operation and identify the components of reciprocating engine ignition systems.
Explain Fuel Injection systems and their purpose
Induction and Supercharging
  • Describe the various types of superchargers
  • Describe a typical exhaust system  


Learning Outcomes:
The student upon completion of this course will be able to explain and describe the various components within a piston engine and components that enable it to function.   


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.