Turbine Engines and Jet Transports – AVIA 455

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

This course is an in-depth study of the turbine engine theory, design and operations. The student will also receive a broad knowledge of the design and operation of turbine engines and their related systems on transport category aircraft.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The purpose of this training is to provide basic information on the operation of the various aircraft turbine engine systems and their components. It is essential that a pilot has an in-depth understanding of aircraft systems for the safe completion of a flight.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of turbine engine theory, design and operations.
  2. Analyze the development of a turbine powered aircraft and evaluate areas of potential improvement.

Course Assignment

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300–400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150–200 words.

After completing the required reading, each student must answer a set of questions and submit them in a Microsoft Word document.

The student will write a 3-page report on professor provided topics. This assignment must be completed in APA format and include 2 sources in addition to the course text. After submission, professor will provide valuable feedback. Student must take feedback and make revisions to first draft of Research Paper 1. Once revisions have been completed, student must resubmit Research Paper 1 with corrections.

Student must submit a 7–8-page paper (not including the title, abstract or bibliography pages), in current APA format on the history and development of a current series of jet transports. For example, the B-737, the A380 or another aircraft that interests you.  Student must look at it from inception to current iteration.  At least 5 academic resources such as books, online resources, journals, and articles must be used.

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the modules/weeks in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain multiple-choice, true/false, and short answer questions, and have a 60-minute time limit.