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CASR Part 66 Module 16 – Piston Engine

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Code CASR Mod 16

Course Details
Title CASR Part 66 Module 16 – Piston Engine

This is one of the modules that must be attained to progress to the grant of a maintenance certification licence under
Purpose of
CASR Part 66, in accordance with the licensing provisions of the CASR Part 66 Manual of Standards (MOS). It covers all
topics of piston engine in accordance with Appendix I and is examined in accordance with Appendix II.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers or Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers seeking a CASR Part 66 A2, A4, B1.2 or B1.4
Target Group

requirements/ Civil Aviation Safety Regulation Part 66 Manual of Standards.
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Topic Code Title A B1 B2
Knowledge Level
Mechanical, thermal and volumetric efficiencies;
Operating principles: 2 stroke, 4 stroke, otto and diesel;
16.1 Fundamentals 1 2 -
Piston displacement and compression ratio;
Engine configuration and firing order.
Power calculation and measurement;
16.2 Engine
Factors affecting engine power; 1 2 -
Mixtures and leaning, pre-ignition
Crankcase, crankshaft, camshafts, sumps;
Accessory gearbox;
16.3 Engine Cylinder and piston assemblies;
Knowledge 1 2 -
Construction Connecting rods, inlet and exhaust manifolds;
Valve mechanisms;
Propeller reduction gearboxes.
16.4.1 Carburettors
Types, construction and principles of operation;
Icing and heating.
16.4.2 Fuel injection systems
16.4 Engine Fuel
Types, construction and principles of operation. 1 2 -
16.4.3 Electronic engine control
Operation of engine control and fuel metering systems
including: electronic engine control (FADEC), systems layout and
Starting systems, pre-heat systems;
16.5 Starting and Magneto types, construction and principles of operation;
1 2 -
Ignition Systems Ignition harnesses, sparkplugs;
Low and high-tension systems.
16.6 Induction, Construction and operation of induction systems, including
Exhaust and Cooling alternate air systems; 1 2 -
Systems Exhaust systems, engine cooling systems — air and liquid.

Principles and purpose of supercharging and its effects on

engine parameters;
Construction and operation of supercharging and turbo
16.7 Supercharging
charging systems; 1 2 -
and Turbo Charging
System terminology;
Control systems;
System protection.

Properties and specifications;

16.8 Lubricants and
Fuel additives; 1 2 -
Safety precautions.
Basic 16.9 Lubrication
Knowledge System operation and layout and components. 1 2 -
Engine speed;
Cylinder head temperature;
Coolant temperature;
16.10 Engine
Oil pressure and temperature; 1 2 -
Indication Systems
Exhaust gas temperature;
Fuel pressure and flow;
Manifold pressure.
Configuration of firewalls, cowlings, acoustic panels, engine
16.11 Powerplant mounts, anti-vibration mounts, hoses, pipes, feeders,
1 2 -
Installation connectors, wiring looms, control cables and rods, lifting points
and drains.
Procedures for starting and ground run-up;
16.12 Engine
Interpretation of engine power output and parameters;
Monitoring and 1 3 -
Inspection of engine and components: criteria, tolerances and
Ground Operation
data specified by engine manufacturer.

16.13 Engine Storage Preservation and depreservation for the engine and accessories
- 2 -
and Preservation and systems.

Assessment Subject Module 16, Piston Engine:

Method Category A – 52 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 65 minutes.
Category B1 – 72 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 90 minutes.
Category B2 – None.

Course duration 20 days

Course Costing $4,450

Outcome CASR Part 147 Certificate of Recognition if the regulatory examination is passed at over 75%