Course Details

Aircraft Drawings

The Aircraft Drawings is a __(?) hour course that is divided into 3 modules. It is designed to partially fulfill the curriculum requirements as set out in Appendix B Part 147 General Curriculum Subjects for Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools established by the Federal Aviation Administration Regulations.

This course will help you understand how detailed and complex information is communicated visually through the use of documents such as drawings, schematics, diagrams, flowcharts, charts, graphs, and images. Furthermore, you will learn how to recognize the meaning of the types of lines, symbols, and tables of data that may be present on these documents. Lastly, you will be introduced to the different methods of creating, storing, and accessing drawings, diagrams, and schematics. Drawings and imagery serve a critical role in the manufacturing, maintenance, and repair of aircraft. At the conclusion of this course, you will have developed an understanding of the critical role that drawings serve in aviation and gained the ability to read and interpret these important documents.

Recommended Prerequisites

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

What You’ll Learn

Course Module Listing


Pre-Course Survey

Course Introduction

Computer Graphics and Aviation Drawings

Module Introduction

Introduction to Aircraft Drawings

Types of Drawings

Title Blocks and Universal Numbering System

Bill of Material and Other Drawing Data

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Illustration Methods and Meanings of Symbols and Lines

Module Introduction

Methods of Illustration: Drawings

Methods of Illustration: Diagrams and Flowcharts

Lines and Drawing Symbols

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Reading, Interpreting and Storing Drawings

Module Introduction

Interpreting Drawings and Sketches

Equipment, Visual Data and Storage

Module Summary

Module Assessment



This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1104181. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are hose of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.