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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Aviation Maintenance Technology II (8729/36 weeks, 280 hours)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Following Tool and Equipment Safety and Care Guidelines

  1. Follow general safety procedures with tools and equipment.
  2. Identify tools, their care and maintenance needs, their functions, and handling.
  3. Demonstrate the use of hand tools and precision measuring devices in aircraft maintenance.
  4. Demonstrate electric and materials safety.

Demonstrating Aircraft Weight and Balance Procedures

  1. Explain the necessity for aircraft weight and balance procedures.
  2. Identify terminology associated with aircraft weight and balance.
  3. Interpret weight data.
  4. Calculate an aircraft's CG.
  5. Determine location and amount of ballast needed to stay within the weight and balance envelope.
  6. Explain the difference between aircraft weight and empty weight.
  7. Calculate moment problems with varied arms and weights.
  8. Complete an aircraft weight and balance form, using computational, graph, and table methods.
  9. Demonstrate use of the weight-shift formula.
  10. Determine the weight of ballast that should be installed on an aircraft.
  11. Demonstrate aircraft weighing procedures.
  12. Determine extreme forward and extreme rearward centers of gravity.
  13. Calculate changes in empty weight and empty weight CG after aircraft modifications.

Exploring Aircraft Design and Drawings

  1. Identify the types and purpose of working drawings.
  2. Distinguish between drawings and diagrams.
  3. Identify shape symbols and material symbols used in aviation drawings.
  4. Draw a simple aircraft component.
  5. Describe types of lines used in aviation diagrams, schematics, and working drawings.
  6. Interpret aviation blueprints.
  7. Identify the types and functions of charts and graphs commonly used in aviation maintenance.
  8. Interpret data from an aircraft performance chart.
  9. Troubleshoot aviation hydraulic and electrical problems, using logic flowcharts.

Exploring Aircraft Materials and Processes

  1. Explain the uses of rubber, plastic, and wooden materials in an aircraft's structure.
  2. Determine the properties and characteristics of ferrous and nonferrous metals and their alloys used in an aircraft's structure.
  3. Identify the effects of heat treatment on ferrous and nonferrous metals.
  4. Perform non-destructive testing (NDT) on aircraft materials.
  5. Perform magnetic particle inspections.
  6. Demonstrate the dye-penetrant inspection process.
  7. Inspect acceptability of welds.
  8. Measure, using precision-measuring tools.
  9. Identify the functions of standard- and special-use fasteners used in aviation maintenance.
  10. Install fasteners.

Exploring the Effects of Cleaning and Corrosion

  1. Explain the process of corrosion and its effect on aviation technology.
  2. Inspect and correct direct chemical- and electrochemical-attack corrosion.
  3. Explain where on the aircraft each of the five common types of aircraft corrosion occurs.
  4. Identify the areas on an aircraft that are most susceptible to corrosion.
  5. Demonstrate the use of cleaning agents/materials.
  6. Clean the interior and exterior of an aircraft.
  7. Demonstrate maintenance functions that may prevent or inhibit corrosion.

Exploring Fluid Lines and Fittings

  1. Explain how Bernoulli's principle applies to liquids in Venturi tubes.
  2. Fabricate, install, and test rigid fluid lines and fittings.
  3. Fabricate, install, and test flexible fluid lines and fittings.
  4. Identify defects in metal hydraulic tubing.
  5. Identify situations where damaged or defective metal hydraulic tubing should be replaced or repaired in a hydraulic system.