Course Details

Environmental Control Systems

The goal of this course is to describe how an aircraft environmental system operates. Learners will explore cabin pressurization, heating, cooling, and oxygen systems. This course will cover basic system components and prepare the student for their FAA oral and practical exam.

Within this course, we will explore cabin environmental systems as well as the control of cabin climate and oxygen. Environmental Control Systems will describe how pressurization systems work, where they get their pressurization air from, and how the cabin pressure is regulated. We will also cover cabin heat and cooling, vapor,and air cycle machines, inspection troubleshooting, and federal regulations regarding freon handling. This course will also cover the different types of oxygen systems and their regulators, masks, and servicing.

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic Reading Comprehension, Basic Computer Skills, Basic Internet Browsing Skills

What You’ll Learn

Course Module Listing


Course Pre-Test

Course Introduction

Module 1: Cabin Environmental Systems

Module Introduction

Lesson 01: Cabin Environmental Systems

Lesson 02: Pressurization Systems

Lesson 03: Air-Cycle Air Conditioning System

Lesson 04: Temperature Control

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 2: Cabin Climate and Oxygen

Module Introduction

Lesson 01: Cabin Heaters

Lesson 02: Vapor-Cycle Air Conditioning Systems

Lesson 03: Freon, CFCs, and Pollution

Lesson 04: Oxygen Systems

Lesson 05: Oxygen, Regulators, Masks, and Servicing

Module Summary

Module Assessment

End-of-Course Test and Survey

Course Assessment

Course Survey