Basic CBT Module 1-Aircraft Systems

The Basic CBT module BM-01 describes the fundamental working principles for various systems in the aircraft as per the list of topics detailed below. The CBT contains 550 pages of courseware that include text, audio, and graphics. Click on each topic for a more detailed description of what is covered.
 

  1. Batteries
    • Principles of primary cells
    • Principles of secondary cells
    • Examples of Primary and Secondary Cells
    • Lead-acid Battery
    • Ni-Cad Battery
    • Methods of charging batteries on-board aircraft
    • Battery A-H Capacity
    • Testing and maintenance
    • Storage and Care.
  2. Direct Current Motors
    • Basic laws and principles
      • Armature
      • Field
    • Types and characteristics
      • Series Field
      • Shunt Field
      • Compound Field
    • DC Motor Control
  3. Direct Current Generation
    • Principle of DC Generators
    • Voltage regulation
    • Generator Controls
    • Load sharing
    • Paralleling
    • System layouts
      • Single engine aircraft
      • Twin Engine aircraft
    • Interlock circuits
    • Starter-Generator
  4. Power Conversion Equipmnet
    • Static inverters (Principle of operation)
    • Rotary inverters (Principle of operation)
    • Transformer rectifier unit (Principle of operation)
  5. Fire Protectioin
    • Detection systems
      • Spot Detection
      • Continuous Loop System
    • Fire and overheat warning
    • Smoke Detection
      • Types of Smoke Detectors and operation
        • Light Refraction Type
        • Ionization Type
        • Solid-state Type
    • Overheat sensors
      • Fenwal System
      • Kidde System
      • Lindberg System
    • Extinguishing systems
      • Classification of Fires
      • Fire Extinguishing Agents
      • Conventional Extinguishing System
      • HRD Extinguishing System
    • Warnings (Aural and Visual Indications)
  6. Flight Controls
    • Primary Control Surfaces
    • Secondary Control Surfaces
    • Motors
    • Actuators
      • Electromechanical
      • Hydraulic
    • Clutches and brakes
    • Limit switches
    • Micro-switches
    • Proximity detectors
    • Power control units
    • Flap motors
    • Trim motors
  7. Fuel System
    • Boost pumps control and indication
    • Fuel Dumping system
    • Refueling / De-fueling systems
    • Fuel heaters
    • Cross-feed supply and shut-off valves
      (Normal/Emergency)
  8. Hydraulic System
    • Pump control and isolation
    • Pressure switches
    • Electrically operated priority valves
    • Fluid reservoir components
    • Overheat warning
    • Low fluid-level warning
  9. Landing Gear System
    • Actuation: motors, selection and control
    • Indication: proximity sensors, micro-switches
    • Air/ground sensor systems
    • Anti-skid systems: operation, control and override
    • Automatic braking sys: input control and override.
  10. Lighting System
    • External Lighting
      • Landing Lights
      • Navigation Lights
      • Anti-collision Lights
      • Inspection Lights
    • Internal Lighting
    • Lighting in Emergency
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Reading Lights
    • Passenger information systems
  11. Pneumatics
    • Control
    • Indication
    • Protection.
  12. Engine and Propeller Control
    • Fuel control valves
    • Temperature and speed limiting systems
    • Propeller feathering controls
    • Electronic engine control.
  13. Starting and Ignition
    • System types
      • Reciprocating Engine Starting Systems
      • Turbine Engine Starting Systems
    • Control
    • Principles of operation of high-energy ignition units and magnetos
      • Reciprocating Engine Ignition System
      • Turbine Engine Ignition System
    • Aircraft & engine applications & related systems.
  14. Alternating Current Motors
    • Basic laws and principles
      • Rotor
      • Stator
      • Induction Motor
      • Synchronous Motor
    • Types and characteristics
      • Induction Motor
      • Synchronous Motor
    • AC Motor Controls
  15. Alternating Current Power Generation
    • Principle of Operation
      • AC Generators
      • AC Alternators
    • Constant and variable frequency
    • Constant speed drive units
    • Paralleling and Load sharing
    • Load shedding
    • Generator control unit
    • Voltage regulation
    • Load controller
    • Differential protection
    • Fault and test panels
    • Voltage, frequency and excitation control
    • Generator protection circuits
  16. Alternating Current Power Distribution Systems
    • Bus-bar layouts
    • Split Bus System
    • Parallel Bus System
    • Transfer relay interlocks
    • Emergency conditions
    • APU and GPU interlocks
    • Warnings
    • Maintenance panels.
  17. Air Conditioning System
    • System Operation
    • Controls and Indication
    • A/C System Circuit Protection
  18. Ice and Rain Protection system
    • Causes and Effects of Aircraft Icing
    • De-icing
    • Anti-Icing
    • Windscreen heating: control, indication and failure
    • Engine/propeller and airframe anti-icing System Thermal, Electrical and Pneumatic De-icing and Anti-Icing Systems
    • Warnings and indications
    • Windscreen wiper, washer and rain-repellant system
    • Antenna Heaters
  19. Combustion Heater
    • Construction
    • Operation
    • Maintenance
  20. Auxiliary Power Unit
    • Purpose and Function
    • Power generation
    • Starting, control, protection
    • Fire protection
  21. Centralized Warning and Indication System
    • Inputs to CWIS
    • Output warnings
    • Priority philosophy
    • Engine indicating and crew alerting systems
    • Electronic centralized aircraft monitors.
  22. Gally/Toilet Equipment
    • Power supply and protection
    • Water heating, Galley Equipment.

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