P A P E R  II

        Aircraft General Engineering And Maintenance Practices
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                  1. Aircraft Maintenance Practices

     General  knowledge  of procedure of  jacking,  leveling  and 
     mooring of aircraft .


     Knowledge of maintenance and handling of equipments used  in 
     the maintenance of aircraft.

     Knowledge  of  safety and fire precautions  to  be  observed 
     during maintenance, refueling and defueling of aircraft

     Knowledge  of  colour coding ,symbols or other  markings  to 
     identify  fluid  systems pipelines, rubber parts  and  other 
     aircraft systems of aircraft .

     Knowledge of various Aircraft manuals, ATA system of classi-
     fication, inspection schedules, time limit.


                        2. Workshop Practices

     Knowledge of material, parts and use of hand tools ,  simple 
     machine tools and precision measuring instruments   

     Detailed knowledge of identification,  terminology,  correct 
     use  and inspection of aircraft bolts, nuts, rivets,  screws 
     and locking devices of British and American systems  
      
     Detailed  knowledge  of the  interpretation  of  engineering 
     drawings including symbols  

     Detailed  knowledge of various types of gears and  bearings, 
     their use and common defects. 

     Knowledge  of various forms of threads used in  British  and 
     American system.

     Knowledge  of various types of threads, drills, taps,  ream-
     ers.

     Knowledge of hardness testing machines and various types  of 
     hardness numbers.

     Knowledge  of various types of Aircraft cables  and  swaging 
     procedures used.





                       3.  Aircraft Metallurgy

     Knowledge of commonly used ferrous, nonferrous and composite 
     materials , their identification, properties, heat treatment 
     processes, testing and their application in aircraft  indus-
     try.

     Knowledge  of  various  types of corrosion,  its  cause  and 
     protection.

     Detailed knowledge of the hot oil and chalk , dye  penetrant 
     and  fluorescent  and magnetic particle techniques  and  the 
     subsequent inspection of the parts.

     Knowledge of the X-ray, Ultrasonic and eddy current  inspec-
     tions.

     Knowledge  of arc welding, gas welding, brazing and  solder-
     ing.


               4.  Electrical and Instrument and Radio

     Knowledge  of electrical terminology and components used  in 
     AC/DC circuitry, Ohm's law, Kirchoff's law and their  appli-
     cation.  Principle  of Electromagnetic Induction  and  their 
     application. Various methods of voltage regulation.  Princi-
     ple of operation of electrical test equipments.

     Knowledge of Batteries and their maintenance.

     Knowledge  of principle of operation of aircraft and  engine 
     instruments.

     Knowledge  of various types of diodes/ triodes/  transistors  
     and their function.

     Knowledge  of conversion from decimal to binary  system  and 
     vice-versa. Symbols used in logic gates. 

     Elementary knowledge of computers, its applications.

     Identify  the  bands of frequency spectrum,  their  use  and 
     propagation characteristics.


                       5.  Aircraft and Engine

     Knowledge of the functions of the major aircraft  components 
     and types of propulsion systems used in aircraft industry.  

     Knowledge of the terms lift, drag, angle of attack, stall. 

     Knowledge  of principle of four stroke cycle  and  Brayton's 
     cycle as applied to piston engines and jet engines.