Small and large aircraft maintenance training standard

Theoretical Curriculum Requirements of STD 566 - Appendix C

This guidance material is designed to provide an overview of the theoretical training objectives required by STD 566 - Appendix C; and may be used when reviewing documentation in support of the basic training requirements of 566.03(4)(b) and 566.07(2). Personnel reviewing basic training documentation may indicate the number of hours associated with each training area in the column provided (HOURS).

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Item STD 566 - Appendix C Part 2 Curriculum area Hours STD 566 - Appendix C, Part 2 - examples of Theoretical Training Objectives



  • Identify the different classes of fires and suitable extinguishers


Hand Tools and Precision Instruments

  • Tasks utilizing the proper selection and use of hand and power tools.



  • corrosion, NDT; inspection processes


Aircraft servicing

  • Servicing systems; ground support equipment; storage/grooming


Approved parts

  • hardware; MIL, NAS standards; traceability, requisitioning, quarantine and bonded stores.




Fixed wing aircraft Aerodynamics

  • theory of flight, speed of sound, aerodynamic loads, and high speed flight

Rotary wing aircraft

  • theory of flight, coriolis effect, auto-rotational characteristics

Fixed wing controls and rigging

  • Mechanical/servo powered flight control system/components; Cables, fittings, Incidence, symmetry checks and adjustments

Rotary wing controls and rigging

  • drive train; gear installation, bearings and seals; flight control systems/rigging; Vibration; Landing gear systems; Rotor tracking/balancing; Inspection requirements;


Sheet metal

  • structural/non-structural repair; special fasteners; scratch inspection; sealant.


Aircraft Structures

  • Structural members; floats, hulls, skis, stabilizers, wings, engine mounts, cowlings and fuselages; sheet metal, composite, fabric, wood; inspection, repairs


Plastics & Composites

  • Reinforcement fibers, matrix materials, core materials, composite safety, Inspection, damage assessment and repair


Windows & Lenses

  • inspection, repair, servicing and installation, damage assessment, handling and storage


Piston Engines



  • energy, work and horsepower; two stroke & Otto cycle

Cooling & Lubrication of Engines

  • engine cooling; lubricating oil; Lubrication systems

Component parts of a Reciprocating Engine Assembly

  • crankshaft, connecting rods, bearings, pistons, cylinders, accessory/ propeller gearing, valves and valve train, crankcase

Carburetion Principles

  • fuel and fuel/air metering systems; Carburetion, Induction system; turbocharger control systems.

Ignition Systems

  • engine ignition systems.

Installing, Testing, Troubleshooting Engines

  • Run-in procedures; testing and troubleshooting; engine inhibiting.


Turbine Engines



  • operation; thrust/torque; noise suppression; turboshaft/prop/jet/fan engines; engine systems (fuel, lubrication, ignition, air, exhaust)

Fuel & Control

  • electronic & hydro-mechanical control, pneumatic control, governors, manifolds and nozzles, heaters, filters, system indication, flow pressure and temperature


  • low tension (glow plugs), high tension (capacitive discharge), auto re-light.


  • components; air turbine/electrical starters (motor and starter-generator); Inspection, servicing

Engine Controls

  • Rigging; Adjustments of fuel controls; FADEC systems


  • sump/scavenge/pressure pumps, oil filters, bearings, seals, pressure regulator, separators, coolers, jets; Contamination monitoring system; chip detectors, filters


  • thrust reverse,/vectoring systems


  • anti-ice/de-ice, bleed valves/air, case cooling/heating, control air, temperature and pressure regulation, filters

Engine Indicating Systems

  • speed/temperature/pressure indication, flow metering, fault detection, oil quantity/power/engine pressure ratio/torque/vibration indication/built in test equipment (BITE) systems

Gear Box

  • accessories; accessory drives, gear reduction systems, fault detection, chip detectors, filter attachment, torque measurement system, gear types

Engine Water Injection

  • water methanol injection systems.


  • Handling/safety precautions; trend monitoring, power checks; vibration analysis; engine start and shut down procedure; compressor wash; ground running


Propellers & Systems

  • fixed/controllable pitch, constant speed; governors, synchronizers, feathering/ unfeathering/auto feather; reversing, indication: speed/torque sensing, blade angle; installation, maintenance, disassembly/reassembly


Hydraulic & Pneumatic Power

  • Safety precautions; high pressure bottles/accumulators; fluid and system components; multiple and integrated systems; maintenance.



  • operation, components, maintenance and servicing: temperature regulation, pressure control, flow control, sources and common applications


Aircraft Plumbing

  • standard fittings and hardware identification systems.


Landing Gear

  • assemblies;retracion/anti-retraction; hydraulic/mechanical, emergency extension systems; Anti-skid systems; automatic/emergency braking systems; indicating systems; Mechanical and powered steering systems; air ground sensing systems.


Environmental Control Systems

  • cabin pressure, pressurization, satey percautions, functional testing; heating, cooling, ventilation systems, oxygen systems



  • types, properties and additives; system configurations and component functions


Ice and Rain Protection

  • ice detection systems; Anti-ice and de-ice systems; Rain repellent systems.


Emergency Systems

  • emergency lighting systems; ELTs - Underwater Locating Devices (ULDs); inspecting, installing, testing; Flotation device types, inspection and servicing; Emergency breathing apparatus.


Fire Protection

  • fire detection, suppression, extinguishing systems and safety precautions including installed and portable.


Electricity & Electrical/ Electronic Systems


Basic Electricity DC

  • Magnetism/electromagnetism, induction, voltage, current, resistance; circuits, switches, relays, fuses, circuit breakers; capacitors, capacitance, diodes, transistors; DC motors and generators

Basic Electricity AC

  • current, capacitors, alternators; multimeters and oscilloscopes; inductors, inductance; transformers, capacitance; reactance, impedance, Resonant circuits; Voltage regulation, Inverters; Power conversion methods

Electrical Systems

  • symbols; circuits (control/protection): indication, monitoring, lighting; batteries; generators; alternators; constant speed drives, inverters; motors; synchros; test equipment, Wiring practices; Light & large electrical power distribution systems (single/multi engine).

Aircraft Instrumentation

  • VSI; vacuum pump system; Electrical flight, indicating instruments; installation/ marking, Testing; pitot/static instruments; Altimeters, Airspeed indicators, Air data computers (ADC); gyro instruments; navigation


  • antennas; transmitters, receivers; Digital, HF, VHF; Selcal, Interphone systems (flight / service / passenger entertainment); ELTs; Satellite communication; Flight Management, internal/radio navigation; DF, VOR, ILS, GPS, DME, ATC transponder, WX radar, radio altimeters, TCAS, GPWS; Video displays, EFIS, EICAS, FDR, CVR; installation practices, maintenance inspections, troubleshooting

Data Bus & Logic

  • analog/digital systems; digital data display; computer operations/functions; Aircraft digital, Air Data Computer, Flight Management, Thrust Management Systems; Systems testing and troubleshooting, Safety procedures.

Auto Flight Systems

  • single and multiaxis autopilot, yaw damper, flight director systems; speed command, stability augmentation systems, auto throttle, thrust management, VNAV


Maintenance Procedures

  • Inspection and maintenance requirements - private and commercial aircraft
  • inspections: periodic, annual, progressive, approved maintenance schedules,
  • Weight and balance: jacking, leveling, weighing, installed equipment list

Transport Canada review results:

Acceptable for structured training.

Additional training required - for example .

TC CASI/Officer (name / stamp) _______ Office: _______ Date:______

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