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EASA Part 66 Category B1.1, B1.3 Module 15 Gas Turbine Engine

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£ 854.4

EASA Part 66 Category B1.1, B1.3 Module 15 Gas Turbine Engine

£ 854.4

EASA Part 66 Category B1.1, B1.3 Module 15 Gas Turbine Engine

Aircraft Engineering / Mechanical Module 15 Gas Turbine Engine

Air Service Training Ltd (AST) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perth College UHI, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). AST remains a world leader in the field of Aviation training and has been since 1931, making it arguably the longest-established organisation of its kind.

The AST engineering training facilities are situated on the spacious Perth College UHI campus and also at Perth Airport, which is four miles north of 'The Fair City' of Perth in Central Scotland. It has an attractive rural location and is less than two hours flying time from London, while the major Scottish cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee are all within an hour's drive.

This course is aimed for experienced engineers seeking a short theory based course.

You would study the following parts of the EASA Syllabus

Module 15. Gas Turbine Engine

15.1 Fundamentals

Potential energy, kinetic energy, Newton’s laws of motion, Brayton cycle;
The relationship between force, work, power, energy, velocity, acceleration;
Constructional arrangement and operation of turbojet, turbofan, turboshaft, turboprop.

15.2 Engine Performance

Gross thrust, net thrust, choked nozzle thrust, thrust distribution, resultant thrust, thrust
horsepower, equivalent shaft horsepower, specific fuel consumption;
Engine efficiencies;
By-pass ratio and engine pressure ratio;
Pressure, temperature and velocity of the gas flow;
Engine ratings, static thrust, influence of speed, altitude and hot climate, flat rating, limitations.

15.3 Inlet

Compressor inlet ducts
Effects of various inlet configurations;
Ice protection

15.4 Compressors

Axial and centrifugal types;
Constructional features and operating principles and applications;
Fan balancing;
Causes and effects of compressor stall and surge;
Methods of air flow control: bleed valves, variable inlet guide vanes, variable stator vanes,
rotating stator blades;
Compressor ratio.

15.5 Combustion Section

Constructional features and principles of operation.

15.6 Turbine Section

Operation and characteristics of different turbine blade types;
Blade to disk attachment;
Nozzle guide vanes;
Causes and effects of turbine blade stress and creep.

15.7 Exhaust

Constructional features and principles of operation;
Convergent, divergent and variable area nozzles;
Engine noise reduction;
Thrust reversers.

15.8 Bearings and Seals 

Constructional features and principles of operation.

15.9 Lubricants and Fuels

Properties and specifications;
Fuel additives;
Safety precautions.

15.10 Lubrication Systems

System operation/lay-out and components

15.11 Fuel Systems

Operation of engine control and fuel metering systems including electronic engine control
Systems lay-out and components

15.12 Air Systems

Operation of engine air distribution and anti-ice control systems, including internal cooling,
sealing and external air services.

15.13 Starting and Ignition Systems

Operation of engine start systems and components;
Ignition systems and components;
Maintenance safety requirements.

15.14 Engine Indication Systems

Exhaust Gas Temperature/Interstage Turbine Temperature;            Engine Thrust Indication: Engine Pressure Ratio, engine turbine discharge pressure or jet pipe pressure systems;
Oil pressure and temperature;
Fuel pressure and flow;
Engine speed;
Vibration measurement and indication;

15.15 Power Augmentation Systems 

Operation and applications;
Water injection, water methanol;
Afterburner systems.

15.16 Turbo-prop Engines

Gas coupled/free turbine and gear coupled turbines;
Reduction gears;
Integrated engine and propeller controls;
Overspeed safety devices.

15.17 Turbo-shaft Engines

Arrangements, drive systems, reduction gearing, couplings, control systems.

15.18 Auxiliary Power Units (APUs)

Purpose, operation, protective systems

15.19 Powerplant Installation

Configuration of firewalls, cowlings, acoustic panels, engine mounts, anti-vibration mounts,
hoses, pipes, feeders, connectors, wiring looms, control cables and rods, lifting points and

15.20 Fire Protection Systems

Operation of detection and extinguishing systems

15.21 Engine Monitoring and Ground Operation

Procedures for starting and ground run-up;
Interpretation of engine power output and parameters;                    Trend (including oil analysis, vibration and boroscope) monitoring;
Inspection of engine and components to criteria, tolerances and data
specified by engine manufacturer;
Compressor washing/cleaning;
Foreign Object Damage.

15.22 Engine Storage and Preservation

Preservation and depreservation for the engine and accessories/systems.