CAE has developed a new Professional Troubleshooting Skills (PTS) tool for training maintenance technicians. The instructor-led course is designed to enable maintenance technicians to isolate, identify, and fix suspected problems more quickly — reducing repair cost and getting aircraft back in the air quickly.
The CAE PTS simulation software uses multiple high-resolution monitors to accurately display fault isolation. Troubleshooting exercises use actual electrical, hydraulic, and other schematics and simulated aircraft systems that respond as the aircraft would to each troubleshooting procedure. The graphics also provide a physical representation of the aircraft or system being examined so students can observe the reactions to their actions, CAE officials said.
The PTS course helps develop systematic processes and decision-making skills by focusing on the philosophy and logic of aircraft troubleshooting rather than a “shotgun” technique, officials noted. The course helps increase productivity in the hangar by enhancing a mechanic’s ability to determine both the cause of a malfunction and the most timely and cost-effective resolution. Technicians learn to replace the right component or make the correct repair the first time.
The curriculum is suitable for all levels of experience, and the basic skills learned can be applied across aircraft systems and aircraft types. In order to ensure a hands-on learning experience and a high degree of instructor-student interaction, classes are limited in size.
The Professional Troubleshooting Skills course is available at any of CAE’s four business aviation training centers: Dallas, New York, London and Dubai — or can be delivered at a client’s facility.
For more information: CAE.com