Module 13A: Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems: Avionics & Mechanical

Module 13A: Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems: Avionics & Mechanical



This Module 13 Structures and Systems is split into two parts; electrical/avionic and mechanical.

The module starts off with a look at the Theory of Flight and how airflow, flight and their associated controls affects the operation of aeroplanes.
The avionics elements describe the layout and operation of the aircraft avionics and electrical systems, such as AutoFlight, Communications, Electrical Power and Distribution, Instruments, On-board maintenance systems, Integrated Modular Avionics, Information systems and Cabin systems.

The objective for this section is that the student should be able to describe and identify the basic system components, to describe the layout and fundamental operation of that system and how the systems may interact.

The mechanical section includes systems such as ice and rain protection, the generation of hydraulic power, flight controls, landing gear, fuel, fire protection, pneumatics, air conditioning and oxygen.

In each case the depth of study will be sufficient to enable the student to describe the layout of each system, and explain its operation and inter-action with other aircraft systems.

Primary Target Group

  • Engineering minded persons seeking to enter the sector
  • Professionals working in the industry who wish to obtain or enhance their license privileges

Recommended Requirements


Course Material

Online and downloadable detailed EASA/UK CAA approved module study material

Delivery Method

Self Study

Course Access 

140 day access to course and materials from day of purchase


Multi choice exam (essay for applicable modules 7A, 9A & 10). See Exam Centre section here for more information.


EASA and/or UKCAA Part 147 Approved type Certificate of Recognition (Examination Only)