Aircraft Instruments (AEE306) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Aircraft Instruments AEE306 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To explain the reasons for the ergonomic layout of an aircraft flight deck or cockpit To study pitot-static instruments To study gyroscopic flight instruments and their purposes To study aircraft compass system To study power plant instruments To study data acquisition and handling systems
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Ability to measure the error and find the error estimation in the aircraft instruments
  • Ability to know the various air data systems and synchronous data transmission systems
  • Ability to understand the principle of gyroscope and its property
  • Ability to know the principle of various power plant instruments
  • Ability to understand the working principles of data acquisition and handling systems
Course Content Operation of pitot-static instruments, gyroscopic motion, operation of gyroscopic flight instruments, operation of direct and remote reading compasses, layout and operation of aircraft stall warning systems, layout and operation of the three main aircraft lighting systems.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Cockpit layout of electronic instrument systems
2 Pitot-Static Instruments: Altimeter, Airspeed indicator, Vertical speed indicator, Mach meter
3 Pitot-Static Instruments
4 Gyroscopic motion :Qualitative explanation, Degrees of freedom, Rigidity, Precession, Gimballing, Topple
5 Gyroscopic motion
6 Gyroscopic flight instruments: Principles and purpose of Artificial horizon, Attitude indicator, Direction indicator,Turn and slip indicator
7 Gyroscopic flight instruments
8 Mid-Term Exam
9 Direct and remote reading compasses: Function, purpose and components of emergency magnetic compass, detector unit, compass computer, compass indicator
10 Direct and remote reading compasses
11 Aircraft stall warning systems: Typical arrangement and operation of sensors, warning devices
12 Aircraft stall warning systems
13 Power plant Instruments: Pressure measurement, temperature measurement, fuel quantity measurement, engine power and control instruments-measurement of RPM, manifold pressure, torque, exhaust gas temperature, EPR, fuel flow, engine vibration, monitoring
14 Power plant Instruments
15 Data acquisition and Handling systems: conditioners-Instrumentation amplifiers-filters. Data conversion -multiplexers-A/D-D/A conversion
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Pallet, E.H.J. 'Aircraft Instruments & Integrated systems', Longman Scientific and Technical, McGraw-Hill
Other Sources 2. Murthy, D.V.S., 'Transducers and Measurements', McGraw-Hill
3. Doeblin.E.O, 'Measurement Systems Application and Design', McGraw-Hill, NewYork

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 5
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply airframe and powerplant maintenance skills for the candidates to prepare for the EASA JAR 66 certification.
2 To learn the technical terms and concepts in order to communicate verbally and in writing about the maintenance procedures, reports and results.
3 An ability to apply of knowledge and skills in solving aircraft maintenance problems.
4 An ability to understand and apply fundamental sciences and forethoughts the facts and precautions (such as physics).
5 The knowledge of operating principles of aircraft, and fundamental principles of aircraft flight and maintenance.
6 A standard and widespread understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 Knowledge of the importance of the application of maintenance procedures correctly.
8 Knowledge of personal safety.
9 An ability to perform inspection techniques.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 1 14
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 2 6
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 98