DASH 8-Q400 General Familiarisation


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About our Online Self-Study Course

The DASH 8-Q400 General Familiarisation Training With PW150A Powerplants course, has been designed to give you a complete technical overview of all aircraft systems. The course covers all mechanical and avionics systems, This self–study online course will take approximately 40 hours of study. Students must pass the multi-choice question at the end of each ATA chapter before the next ATA chapter is unlocked. A completion certificate is issued on successful completion of the course.
Our DASH 8-Q400 General Familiarzation course is produced to a minimum of ATA 104 Level 1 and EASA Part 66 Level 1 knowledge levels and course completion time will be approximately 40 hours. This information is stated on the certificate.


You have 12 months from enrollment to begin the course and after starting, 6 months to complete the course. You have a further 90 days to review the course after completion.


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Our DASH 8-Q400 General Familiarisation Training With PW150A Powerplants course, meets ATA 104 Specification Level I: General Familiarisation; A brief overview of the airframe, systems and powerplant as outlined in the Systems Description Section of the Aircraft Maintenance Manual.

The DASH 8-Q400 General Familiarisation Training With PW150A Powerplants course, also complies with EASA’s knowledge LEVEL 1 definition as contained in Regulation EU No. 1321/2014, Part 66, Appendix III Basic Knowledge Requirements;
A familiarization with the principal elements of the subject, with the objective;
(a) The applicant should be familiar with the basic elements of the subject.
(b) The applicant should be able to give a simple description of the whole subject, using common words and examples.
(c) The applicant should be able to use typical terms

This self-study online DASH 8-Q400 General Familiarisation Training With PW150A Powerplants course, will take approximately 40 hours of study. Students must pass a quiz at the end of each ATA chapter before the following ATA chapter is unlocked. A completion certificate is issued on successful completion of the course.

Course objectives: upon completion of the course, the student will be able to identify safety precautions related to the airframe, it’s systems and powerplant.

Identify maintenance practices important to the airframe, it’s systems and powerplant
Define the general layout of the aircraft’s major systems.
Define the general layout and characteristics of the powerplant.
Identify special tooling and test equipment used with the aircraft.


Our DASH 8-Q400 General Familiarisation Training With PW150A Powerplants course, scales perfectly to PC, Laptop, tablet, android and iPhone. You must have an internet connection to use our courses.


Course completion time varies with the individual; however, we estimate approximately 40 hours will be required. You have 6 months to complete the course and can stop and restart at the same position with your progress saved. Once completed you will have a further 90 days to review the course.


Should you require any assistance during your course, please contact us and we will assist you during normal working hours.


Our online DASH 8-Q400 General Familiarisation Training With PW150A Powerplants course, provides an excellent solution for training engineers or company support staff, giving the required in-depth aircraft type knowledge with the advantage of distance learning.


Our DASH 8-Q400 General Familiarisation Training With PW150A Powerplants course, is designed and produced by EASA and UK CAA B1/B2 Engineers, Type instructors and Part 147 Training Managers. We ensure each course covers all relevant ATA chapters.



The DASH 8-Q400 General Familiarisation Training With PW150A Powerplants course, begins with an aircraft type introduction, then covers each ATA chapter to approximately Part 66 Level 1;


AIRCRAFT GENERAL – Dimensions, Aircraft Stations, Major Zones, Fuselage, Empennage, Powerplants And Nacelles, Wings, Doors, Subzones, External And Internal Access Panels And Doors, Jacking, Weighing Of The Aircraft, Towing, Parking And Mooring, Placards And Markings.


AIRCRAFT INTRODUCTIONAircraft Overview, Noise Reduction, Aircraft Introduction, Cockpit Design, Powerplant, Propeller, Head-Up Display Option, Main Aircraft Features.


ATA 31 INDICATING AND RECORDING SYSTEMSClocks, Flight Data Recorder System (FDR), Flight Data Recorder, Impact Switch, Anti-Collision Light Switch, FDR Test Switch, Flight Data Recorder System (FDR), Central Warning System, Caution and Warning Lights System, Caution and Warning Panel (CAWP), Advisory Control Unit, Advisory lights/passenger advisor panel, Caution and Advisory Test Switch, Master Warning Switch, Master Caution Switch, Controls and Indications, Electronic Instrument System, Primary Flight Display (PFD), Multi Function Displays (MFD), Engine Display (ED), EFIS Control Panels (EFCP), ESID Control Panel (ESCP).


ATA 24 ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEM – Electrical Power Generation And Distribution System (EPGDS), Power Distribution, Batteries, DC System, DC Starter/Generators, DC Generator Control Units (GCU), Electrical Power Control Unit (EPCU), Transformer Rectifier Units (TRU), DC Contactor Box, Standby Contactor Box, DC Current Transformers, Current Shunts, TRU Current Shunts, Battery Current Shunts, Controls And Indications, APU 28V DC Generation System, APU DC Generator, APU DC Generator Control Unit, APU DC Current Transformers, APU Current Shunt, Variable Frequency AC System, ACW Generator, ACW Generator Control Unit, AC Contactor Boxes, Controls And Indicators, DC External Power System, ACW External Power System.


ATA 34 NAVIGATION SYSTEMS – System Overview, Air Data System, Main Components, Air Data Computers, Pitot/Static Probes, Air Temperature Probe, Index Control Panels, Basic Operation, Attitude And Heading Reference System (AHRS), System Overview, Attitude And Heading Reference Units, Flux Valves, AHRS Control Panel, Remote Memory Module, Basic Operation, Standby Attitude And Heading Instruments, System Overview, Standby Horizon Indicator, Standby Compass, Weather Radar System, System Overview, Antenna/Receiver/Transmitter (ART), Radar Control Panel, EFIS Control Panels Selections/Functions, Video Couplers, Configuration Module, Basic Operation, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), System Overview, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Computer (EGPWC), GPWS Flap Override Annunciator Switch, Pull Up And Below G/S Annunciator Switches, Inhibit Annunciator Switch, Landing Flap Selector, Basic Operation, Traffic Alerting And Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), System Overview, TCAS Processor Unit, TCAS Configuration Module, Directional Antenna, TCAS/ATC Transponder/ARCDU Interface, TCAS/EFIS Interface – MFD, TCAS/EFIS Interface – PFD, Basic Operation, Radio Altimeter, System Overview, Transmitter/Receiver, Antenna, Basic Operation, VHF Navigation Systems, System Overview, Main Components, VHF NAV Receivers, Glideslope Antenna, VOR/LOC Antenna, VOR/LOC Antenna Coupler, VOR/LOC Antenna Splitter, Marker Antenna, Marker Antenna Splitter, Controls And Indicators, Basic Operation, Automatic Direction Finding (ADF), System Overview, ADF Receiver, Antenna, Controls And Indicators, ADF/EFIS Interface, Basic Operation, Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), System Overview, DME Transceiver, DME Antenna, Controls And Indicators, Basic Operation, Air Traffic Control Transponder (ATC), System Overview, Mode S Transponder, L-Band Antenna, Coaxial Cable Antenna Switch, ATC ID Switch, Controls And Indicators, Basic Operation, Flight Management System (FMS), System Overview, FMS And GPS Units, Configuration Module, Data Transfer Unit (DTU), GPS Antennas, Basic Operation.


ATA 22 AUTO FLIGHT SYSTEM – System Overview, Flight Director (FD), Autopilot (AP), AP Disengage Indications, Yaw Damper, Autopilot Pitch Trim, Flap Pitch Trim, Flight Guidance Modules, Flight Guidance Control Panel (FGCP), Flight Guidance Module (FGM), Yaw Damper Actuator Unit (YDAU), Roll Autopilot Actuator Unit (APAU), Roll Capstan, Pitch Autopilot Actuator Unit (APAU), Pitch Capstan, AP Disengage Push-Button Switches, TCS Switches, Go Around Switches, AP Disengage Warning Lights.


ATA 23 COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS – System Overview, Speech Communication, VHF Communication System, HF Communications System, Audio Integration System (AIS), General Description, Radio Management System, Very High Frequency (VHF), Main Components, Transceiver, Standby Control Unit, Antenna, High Frequency (HF), Main Components, Selective Calling (SELCAL), Passenger Address And Communication Interphone System (PACIS), Audible Evacuation System (AES), Main Components, Passenger Entertainment System (PES), Main Components, Active Noise And Vibration Control System (ANVS), Main Components, Cockpit Voice Recording (CVR), Main Components.


ATA 33 LIGHTS – System Overview, Flight Compartment Lighting, Panel And Instrument Lights, Flight Compartment Lighting , Circuit Breaker Panel Lights, Flight Compartment Lighting , Dome Lights, Thunderstorm Lights, Map Lights, Utility Lights, Controls And Indicators, Passenger Compartment Lights, Boarding Lights, Wardrobe Lights, Lavatory Lights, Galley Lights, Cabin Ceiling Lights, Cabin Sidewall Lights, Reading Lights And Information Signs, Airstair Door Lights, Baggage And Service Compartment Lights, Overview, Forward Baggage Compartment Lights, Aft Baggage Compartment Lights, Exterior Lights, Approach And Landing Lights, Taxi Light, Position Lights, Exterior Lights , Inspection Lights, Wing And Engine Inspection Lights, Wing Inspection Lights, Anti-Collision Lights, Logo Lights, Emergency Lights System, Battery Packs, System Control, Floor Path Lighting.


ATA 29 HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS – System Overview, Hydraulic Power, Main Components, Alternate Landing Gear Extension System, Indicating.


ATA 32 LANDING GEAR – System Overview, Main Gear And Doors, Main Gear Lock Pins, Main Gear Door Lock Pin, Main Landing Gear Doors, Nose Landing Gear And Doors, Nose Landing Ground Lock, Nose Landing Gear Doors, Nose Landing Gear Doors , Landing Gear Extension And Retraction, Landing Gear Extension And Retraction, Alternate Extension System, Wheels, Main Landing Gear Brake System, Normal Brake System, Emergency Brake System, Anti-Skid System, Nosewheel Steering System, Nosewheel Steering System Operation, Proximity Sensor System.


ATA 27 FLIGHT CONTROLS – System Overview, Powered Flight Control Surface Indication (PFCS), Flight Control Electronic Control Unit (FCECU), Aileron System, Aileron Trim And Centring, Roll Spoilers System, Ground Spoiler System, Roll Disconnect System, Rudder System, Rudder Trim, Elevator System, Elevator Feel And Trim, Pitch Disconnect System, Stall Warning System, Flap Control System, Flap Position Indication, Aileron Gust Lock System.


ATA 52 And 56 STRUCTURES – Doors, Passenger Doors, Emergency Exits, Baggage Compartment Doors, Galley Service Door, Flight Compartment Door, Windows, Flight Compartment Windshield, Flight Compartment Side Windows, Passenger Compartment Windows.


ATA 25 EQUIPMENT/FURNISHINGS – Overview, Flight Compartment Furnishings, Passenger Compartment Furnishings, Baggage Compartment, Emergency Equipment, Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT).


ATA 35 OXYGEN – System Overview, Crew Oxygen System, Passenger Oxygen System.


ATA 38 WATER & WASTE – Water/Waste, Potable Water System, Wash Water, Waste System, Anti-Freeze Protection System.


ATA 28 FUEL SYSTEM – Fuel System Overview, Fuel Storage, Fuel Scavenging, Fuel Feed System, Fuel Indicating System, Fuel Tank Venting System, Refuel/Defuel, Fuel Transfer.


ATA 26 FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS – System Overview, Engine Fire Detection System, Advanced Pneumatic Detectors (APD), APU Fire Detection System, Smoke Detection System, Baggage Compartment Smoke Detection System, Lavatory Smoke Detector, Nacelle Fire Extinguishing, Nacelle Fire Extinguishing Bottles, APU Fire Extinguishing, Baggage Compartment Fire Extinguishing, Lavatory Fire Extinguishing, Portable Hand-Operated Fire Extinguishers.


ATA 36 PNEUMATIC SYSTEM – Pneumatic System, Bleed Air Control.


ATA 21 AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM – System Overview, Air Conditioning Machines, Controls And Indicators, Functional Description, Compartment Temperature Control, Zone Supply Over Temperature Switches, Abnormal Operation, Flight Compartment Air Distribution, Cabin Air Distribution, Avionics Cooling, Cabin Pressure Control System, Main Components, On Ground, Landing, Normal/Automatic, Manual, Pressure Dump, Emergency/Smoke Removal.


ATA 30 ICE AND RAIN PROTECTION – System Overview, Airframe De-Icing System, Engine Air Intake Ice Protection System, Pitot-Static Heating System, Windshields And Left Side Window Protection Systems, Propeller Anti-Icing System, Angle Of Attack Heating System, Airframe De-Icing System, Airframe De-Icing System, Engine Air Intake Ice Protection System, Engine Air Intake Anti-Icing, Pitot-Static Heating System, Windshields And Left Side Window Protection Systems, Windshields And Left Side Window Anti-Ice System, Windshields Wiper System, Propeller Anti-Icing System, Angle Of Attack Heating System, Ice And Rain Protection Controls.


ATA 45 CENTRAL MAINTENANCE SYSTEMCentral Diagnostic System, Centralized Diagnostic System, Propeller Balance Monitoring System, Central Diagnostic System, Controls And Indicators, CDS Interface, Propeller Balance Monitoring System.


ATA 61 PROPELLER – Main Subsystems, Propeller Assembly, Propeller Blade Assembly, Propeller Hub And Backplate Assembly, Propeller Spinner Assembly, Propeller Controlling System, Main Propeller Modes, Synchrophase Control, Propeller Feather, Routine Feather, Autofeather, Alternate Feather, Maintenance Unfeather, Propeller Ground Range Lights.


ATA 71 TO 80 POWERPLANT – ATA71 – Powerplant, Engine Overview, PW150a Main Features, Engine Mounted Components – Left Side, Engine Mounted Components – Right Side, Main Engine Bearings, Operation, Lubrications, Oil Dampen Bearings, Flanges And Stations, Turboprop Operation, Cowling, ATA72 – Engine, Reduction Gearbox, Front Housing, Rear Housing, Accessory Drive Cover, Components Mounted On RGB, Accessory And Angle Drive Gearboxes, ATA73 – Engine – Fuel And Control, Engine Fuel Control System, Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC), Fuel Metering Unit (FMU), Fuel Control Electrical-Wiring-Harness, Characterization Plug, Permanent Magnet Alternator (PMA), ATA74 – Ignition, ATA75 – Engine Air, ATA76 – Engine Controls, ATA77 – Engine Indicating, High Pressure Turbine Speed (Nh) Sensors, Low Pressure Turbine Speed (Nl) Sensors, Propeller Speed Sensors, Engine Torque/Power Turbine Speed (Q/Npt) Sensors , Air Inlet Temperature (T1.8) Sensor, Inter-Turbine Temperature (ITT), ATA78 – Exhaust, ATA79 – Oil, Oil Pressure And Scavenge System, ATA80 – Engine Starting.