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Area/Catalogue
AERO 3014

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105328

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To develop the student’s theoretical knowledge of major aircraft systems in jet transport aircraft, and their understanding of the practical application of this knowledge in actual aircraft operations.

Course content

Aircraft Systems including: Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS); Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS); Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS); Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS); Radar and Secondary Surveillance Radar.
Flight Management Systems including: Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS); Inertial Navigation System (INS); Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B); Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).
Automatic Flight Control including: Autopilot; Flight Director; Auto-Throttle, Flight Protection Envelope and Associated Auto-systems.
Recording Systems including: Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR); Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR); Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA).

Additionally, reference to the importance of these systems in providing data for a Safety Management System [SMS] and accident investigation will be provided.

Textbook(s)

Brown Prior Anderson 2000, Avionics & Flight Management Systems for the Air Transport Pilot. , Aviation Theory Centre, Burwood, Victoria, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
AERO 2050 Aircraft Engines: Systems 2

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Test N/A 35% 1.5 hrs
Essay 2000 words 15% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hrs

Fees

EFTSL*: 0
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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