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1. AIRCRAFT ENGINES

General Requirements
Types of Engines
Reciprocating Engines
Crankshafts
Connecting Rods
Pistons
Piston Rings
Cylinders
Firing Order
Valves
Valve Operating Mechanism
Bearings
Propeller Reduction Gearing and Propeller Shafts
Reciprocating Engine Operating Principles
Operating Cycles
Reciprocating Engine Power
Reciprocating Engine Efficiencies
Gas Turbine Engines Types and Construction
Air Entrance
Accessory Section
Compressor Section
Diffuser
Combustion Section
Turbine Section
Exhaust Section
Gas Turbine Engine Bearings and Seals
Turbine Engine Operating Principles
Thrust
Gas Turbine Engine Performance



2. ENGINE FUEL AND FUEL METERING

Fuel System Requirements
Basic Fuel System
Fuel Metering Devices for Reciprocating Engines
Carburetion Principles
Carburetor Systems
Carburetor Types and Icing
Float Type Carburetors
Pressure Injection carburetors
Stromberg PS Carburetor
Fuel Injection Systems
Carburetor Maintenance
Fuel System Inspection and Maintenance
Turbine Engine Fuel System - General Requirements
Fuel Control Maintenance
Engine Fuel System Components


3. INDUCTION AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS

Reciprocating Engine Induction Systems
Basic Carburetor Induction System
Supercharged Induction Systems
Turbine Engine Inlet Systems
Reciprocating Engine Exhaust Systems
Reciprocating Engine Exhaust System Maintenance Practices
Exhaust Systems With Turbocharger
Thrust Reversers
Afterburning/Thrust Augmentation
Thrust Vectoring
Engine Noise Suppression
Turbine Engine Emissions


4. ENGINE IGNITION SYSTEM

Reciprocating engine ignition systems
Magneto-Ignition System Operating Principles
FADEC System Description
Auxiliary Ignition Units
Spark Plugs
Reciprocating Engine Ignition System Maintenance and Inspection
Magneto-Ignition Timing Devices
Checking the Internal Timing of a Magneto
Spark Plug Inspection and Maintenance
Turbine Engine Ignition Systems
Turbine Ignition System Inspection and Maintenance
Removal, Maintenance, and Installation of Ignition System Components



5. ENGINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Powerplant Electrical Systems
Lacing and Tying Wire Bundles
Cutting & stripping Wire and Cable
Emergency Splicing Repairs
Connecting Terminal Lugs to Terminal Blocks
Bonding and Grounding
Connectors and Conduit
Electrical Equipment Installation


6. ENGINE STARTING SYSTEM

Starting System Introduction
Reciprocating Engine Starting Systems
Reciprocating Engine Starting System Maintenance Practices
Gas Turbine Engine Starters
Electric Starting Systems and Starter Generator Starting System
Air Turbine Starters


7. LUBRICATION SYSTEM

Principles of Engine Lubrication, Requirements and Characteristics of Reciprocating Engine Lubricants
Reciprocating Engine Lubrication Systems
Lubrication System Maintenance Practices
Recommendations for Changing Oil
Requirements for Turbine Engine Lubricants
Turbine Engine Lubrication Systems
Turbine Lubrication System Components
Typical Dry-Sump Pressure Regulated Turbine Lubrication system
Pressure System
Typical Dry-Sump Variable Pressure Lubrication System
Turbine Engine Wet-Sump Lubrication System
Turbine Engine Oil System Maintenance



8. COOLING SYSTEM

Reciprocating and Turbine Engine Cooling Systems
Reciprocating Engine Cooling System Maintenance
Maintenance of Engine Cowling
Engine Cylinder Cooling Fin & Baffle and Deflector System Inspection
Cylinder & Exhaust Gas Temperature Indicating Systems


9. PROPELLERS

General and Basic Propeller Principles
Propeller Aerodynamic Process
Propeller Location
Types of Propellers
Propeller Governor
Propellers Used on General Aviation Aircraft
Constant-Speed Propellers
Propeller Auxiliary Systems
Propeller Inspection and Maintenance
Propeller Vibration
Propeller Balancing
Propeller Removal and Installation
Propeller Servicing and Overhaul
Troubleshooting Propellers
Turboprop Engines and Propeller Control Systems
Pratt and Whitney PT6 Hartzell Propeller System
Hamilton Standard Hydromatic Propellers


10. ENGINE REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT

Introduction
Reasons for Removal of Reciprocating Engines
General Procedures for Engine Removal and Installation
Inspection and Replacement of Powerplant External Units and Systems
Preparing the Engine for Removal
Removing the Engine
Hoisting and Mounting the Engine for Installation
Preparation of Engine for Ground and Flight Testing
Propeller Check
Checks and Adjustments After Engine Runup and Operation
Removal and Installation of an Opposed-Type Engine
Engine Installation
APU Powerplant Removal and Installation
Turbofan Powerplant QECA Removal
Installation of Turbofan Engines
Rigging, Inspections, and Adjustments
Turboprop Powerplant Removal and Installation
Reciprocating Helicopter Engine and QECA
Engine Mounts
Preservation and Storage of Engines
Engine Preservation and Return to Service
Engine Shipping Containers
Inspection of Stored Engines
Preservation and Depreservation of Gas Turbine Engines


11. ENGINE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

Introduction
Engine Fire Detection Systems and Fire Zones
Engine Fire Extinguishing System
Fire Detection System Maintenance
Fire Detection System Troubleshooting
Fire Extinguisher System Maintenance Practices
Boeing 777 Aircraft Fire Detection and Extinguishing System
APU Fire Detection and Extinguishing System



12. ENGINE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION

Introduction
Reciprocating Engine Overhaul
Inspection Process During Overhaul
Cleaning Process
Structural Inspection
Dimensional Inspection
Reassembly
Installation and Testing
Reciprocating Engine Operation
Basic Engine Operating Principles
Factors Affecting Engine Operation
Reciprocating Engine Troubleshooting
Cylinder Compression Tests
Cylinder Removal and Installation
Cold Cylinder Check
Turbine Engine Maintenance
Combustion Section Inspection
Engine Ratings
Turbine Engine Instruments
Turbine Engine Operation
Engine Shutdown
Troubleshooting Turbine Engines
Turboprop Operation and Troubleshooting
Turbine Engine Calibration and Testing
Troubleshooting EGT System and Aircraft Tachometer System