In January 2019, a group of students came to Seville to learn more about aircrafts mechanics and got an opportunity to gain new skills in the one of the best institutions specializing in air crafting. This foundation established with a purpose of supporting and revitalizing one of the Technologies Institute. The Institute as an educational institution is focusing on high-quality vocational training as a path of personal and professional development and is characterized by its social commitment and clearly defined mission to provide technological and humanistic education. The educational offer of this institution includes programmes such as “PCPI” (The Basic Professional Training Course that enables students to repeat a year), Regular Professional Training Courses, Technological High School and Superior Vocational Training in Aeronautics and IT, all the way up to university studies, held in cooperation with the ULB (Universidad Libre de Brussels – Free University of Brussels). The Foundation has its buildings of over 6,000 m2, versatile and functional and specially designed to effectively carry out their d- Got to know Aircraft Maintenance Manuals and Work Orders according to workshop tasks, and Illustrated Parts Catalogues. Here students:
– Got to know basic principles of hydraulics and elements of the hydraulics system of an aircraft
– Completed disassembly and assembly of engine cylinders; propellers; combustion chambers; compressor of a turbine; torque link of the front axle; shimmy damper; the braking system; wheels; hand pump; hydraulic pump, hand pump and gear pump
– Learnt different parts and engine operations, and differences between turbine and piston engines, different types of propellers and its functions
– Performed maintenance tasks in the workshop, depending on the state of the engines in the workshops
– Performed maintenance tasks on the hydraulics systems for example changed engine oil, maintained the contact magneto, cleaned the spark plug etc.
– Took part in a guided tour of an assembly line where different processes of assembly and tools used were explained
– Inspected the pressure sensor and stages of power turbine
– Carried out pre-flight and post flight checks on the aircraft idactical and extracurricular functions.
Moreover, students had a study visit to air base. The missions performed by the military personnel of the base are very varied: combat and capturing other aircraft; strategic attack aims; support of marine and land units, use of the modernized P-3 Orion for marine patrols, submarine detection, as well as electronic missions and ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance). The main goal of this visit is to learn about the structure and functioning of aircraft currently used in military missions in Spain and around the world, for example the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Lockheed P-3 Orion. The students also learn about the structure and functioning of a military airbase and have the opportunity to see the workshop where turbine engines are repaired and maintained, as well as try out a flight simulator. Add to that, students also had many dynamic and cultural activities, including Flamenco show, Seville tour, tapas tasting and even a trip to other Spanish city- Cadiz. All in all, the project went successfully and it was our pleasure to have such a nice group of aircraft mechanics!