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This course equips the maintenance technician to prepare the Aircraft, Flight Deck, and Systems for engine operation and taxi. The technicians will operate the engines in both normal and non-normal conditions, as well as experiencing real emergency situations and through structured CRM procedures to resolve these emergencies. Checklist procedures are taught with specific read and respond format. The curriculum allows the technicians to perform required engine tests as in Power Assurance Checks and Vibration Surveys.


Training Objective

This course provides the procedures to taxi the airplane to and from the engine run-up area and also to a remote parking area. We will program the sim to simulate pushback from the gate and taxi on the gate. The simulator provides real hands-on experience, especially for the practice of the abnormal conditions and emergencies.

Course Objectives

     • Demonstrate the normal AUTOSTART & MANUAL start function of engines.

     • Identify and explain in detail the normal function of all aircraft systems necessary to safely operate the Engine Starting and Shutdown procedures including the use of the Primary & Secondary Engine Displays.

     • Engine Starting, Engine Running, and Shutdown procedures with reference to Synoptic displays, Maintenance Pages, Snapshots, and Fault History.

     • Explain and Review Engine Run & Taxi procedures with reference to wind direction, engine limits, approved run up areas, engine ground test power requirements, and taxi procedures from airport paper charts or EFB.

     • Identify and perform engine tests normally required after line maintenance or engine installation.

     • Use aircraft radio communications systems to communicate with ground traffic control and Air Traffic Control using proper procedures and terminology.

     • Identify airport taxiway and runway signs and symbols, Normal Hold Short and ILS Hold Short procedures with read back.

     • Recall all appropriate hand and/or voice signals and standard terminology for clear communications between flight deck and ground personnel during airplane Towing, Pushback, and Taxi operations.

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