ATA 104 Guidelines


X-PLANES AVIATION structures our training courses in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Air Transport Association (ATA) 104 Specifications. The guidelines of the ATA 104 Specs define the standards which an aviation maintenance training company is recommended to meet in it’s course content.

Level I: General Familiarization

A brief overview of the airframe, systems and powerplant as outlined in the Systems Description Section of the Aircraft Maintenance Manual.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to identify safety precautions related to the airframe, it’s systems and powerplant.

1. Identify maintenance practices important to the airframe, it’s systems and powerplant

2. Define the general layout of the aircraft’s major systems.

3. Define the general layout and characteristics of the powerplant.

4. Identify special tooling and test equipment used with the aircraft.


Level II: Ramp and Transit

Basic system overview of controls, indicators, principal components including their location and purpose, servicing and minor troubleshooting.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: In addition to the information contained in the Level I General Familiarization Course, at the completion of this Level II Ramp and Transit training, the student will be able to:

1. Recall the safety precautions to be observed when working on or near the aircraft, powerplant and systems.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the main ramp and transit (through-flight) activities.

3. Describe systems and aircraft handling particularly access, power availability and sources.

4. Identify the locations of the principal components.

5. Explain the normal functioning of each major system, including terminology and nomenclature.

6. Perform the procedures for ramp and transit servicing associated with the aircraft for the following systems: Fuel, Powerplants, Hydraulics, Landing Gear, Water/Waste, Oxygen.

7. Demonstrate proficiency in use of crew reports and on-board reporting systems (minor troubleshooting) and determine aircraft airworthiness per the MEL/CDL.

8. Identify and use appropriate documentation.

9. Locate those procedures for replacement of components for ramp and transit activities identified in objective 2.


Level III: Line and Base Maintenance Training

Detailed description, operation, component location, removal/installation and bite and troubleshooting procedures to maintenance manual level.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: In addition to the information contained in Level I and Level II training, at the completion of Level III Line and Base Maintenance training, the student will be able to:

1. Perform system, engine, component and functional checks as specified in the maintenance manual.

2. Correlate information for the purpose of making decisions in respect of fault diagnosis and rectification to maintenance manual level.

3. Describe procedures for the replacement of components unique to aircraft type.

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