ROTO 124 - Lycoming T53 Series Engines

This is a five day 30-hour course in field maintenance of the Honeywell/Lycoming T53 turbine type engines. It is intended to bring the learners up to a level of knowledge and skill, which will enable them to maintain this type of engine to the required for safe operation. Most government and industry requirements for Recurrent training are also met when attending this course. Successful completion of this course will provide the graduate with the prerequisites of Transport Canada for a turbine endorsement on applicable aircraft.


Hours: 30 (Lecture Hours: 19.5; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 10.5)


Total Weeks: 1





Non-Course Prerequisites:

An Aircraft Maintenance Engineering license or graduation from an acceptable Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course.





Course Content:
- Gas Turbine Theory
- Engine Design Terms and Abbreviations
- Airflow and Air Bleed Familiarisation
- Engine Operating Limits and Engine Model Designation
- External Components
- Lubrication Description and Operation
- Torquemeter System Description and Operation
- Engine Disassembly
- Wire Check
- Power Shaft Bolt Measurement
- Electrical System, Ignition System
- Thermocouple
- Overspeed Trip System
- Bleed Air System
- Inlet Guide Vanes
- Internal Cooling, Internal Pressurization
- Engine Reassembles
- Hot End Inspection, Engine Reassemble
- Fuel System, Fuel Control
- Engine Cleaning, Vibration and Limits
- Engine Inspections
- Separators
- Trouble Analysis



Learning Outcomes:
- Interpret basic turbine engine theory and its application to the T53 series engine
- Locate and interpret the information and instructions found in maintenance manuals published by the manufacturer
- Select and adopt method of effective maintenance
- Identify and recognise routine servicing and inspection requirements of this engine
- Maintain and repair the various systems of this engine eg. fuel and oil systems
- Organise and use effective troubleshooting procedures
- Promote safety by re-enforcing professional attitudes
- Develop an overall sense of confidence in the students with respect to their ability to maintain this type of engine


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70% (In order to receive a certificate for this course you must complete all of the exams with 70% or higher)


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


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