Course Details

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

The Hydraulics and Pneumatics course explores the scientific theory and practical application of hydraulic and pneumatic systems on board aircraft. This course will discuss basic hydraulic and pneumatic components, operation, principles and will review basic servicing procedures.

System maintenance including servicing, component replacement, and adjustments are also covered in this course. Students will gain a working knowledge of the typical types of aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems and how to properly maintain them.

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: Hydraulic Principles

Module Introduction

Lesson 01: System Principles and Terms

Lesson 02: Characteristics of Hydraulic Systems

Lesson 03: Characteristics of Hydraulic Fluids

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 2: Hydraulic Components

Module Introduction

Lesson 01: Reservoirs, Filters, Pumps, and Accumulators

Lesson 02: Actuators and Selector Valves

Lesson 03: Pressure and Flow Control

Lesson 04: Hydraulic Seals and Quick Disconnects

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 3: Hydraulic Systems

Module Introduction

Lesson 01: Open Center Systems

Lesson 02: Closed Center Systems

Lesson 03: Emergency Systems

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 4: Pneumatic Systems

Module Introduction

Lesson 01: Types and Characteristics of Pneumatic Systems

Lesson 02: Pneumatic Components and Servicing

Module Summary

Module Assessment

End-of-Course Test and Survey

Course Assessment

Course Survey