ATR42/72-500 General Familiarisation



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The ATR42/72-500 with PW120 series powerplant General Familiarisation course meets EASA’s knowledge LEVEL 1 definition as contained in Regulation EU No. 1321/2014 ANNEX III, Part 66, Appendix I Basic Knowledge Requirements;

‘A familiarisation 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’

The course has been designed to give you a complete technical overview of all aircraft systems. The course covers all mechanical and avionics systems, with a quiz at the end of each ATA chapter. On successful completion you will be able to download your serial numbered certificate.


Our courses scale 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 36 hours will be required. You have 3 months to complete the course and can stop and restart at the same position with your progress saved.


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


Our online General Familiarisation courses provide an excellent solution to training engineers or company support staff to A licence standard, giving the required in-depth aircraft type knowledge with the advantage of distance learning.


General Familiarisation courses are not covered under EASA Part 147 and as such, no training company can issue a Part 147 certificate for them. EASA Part 66.A.45 ‘Endorsement with aircraft ratings’ states;

(a) For category A, no rating is required, subject to compliance with the requirements of point 145.A.35 of Annex II (Part-145).

Part 145.A.35 Certifying staff and support staff

(a) …the organisation shall ensure that certifying staff and support staff have an adequate understanding of the relevant aircraft and/or components to be maintained…

This is the purpose of the Trans Global Training general familiarisation course; to ensure that you have an adequate understanding of the relevant aircraft and can be issued with ‘A’ licence Certificate of Release to Service, or are able to fulfil your duties as airline technical support staff.


Our General Familiarisation courses are designed and produced by B1/B2 Engineers, Type instructors and Part 147 Training Managers. We ensure each course covers all relevant ATA chapters.



The ATR 42/72-500 series with PW120 refresher and continuation course begins with an aircraft type introduction, then covers each ATA chapter to approximately Part 66 Level 1;

ATA 05 TO 12 General Servicing

ATA05 – TIME LIMITS – Introduction, “A” Checks, “C” Checks, Detailed Structural Inspections, Major Inspection Frame

ATA06 DIMENSIONS AND AREAS – Zones, Major Zones, Major Sub-Zones, Specific Zone

ATA07 JACKING – Jacking Procedure, Jacking Precautions, Wheel Jacking

ATA08 LEVELLING AND WEIGHING – Levelling, Quick Levelling, Precise Levelling

ATA09 Aircraft Towing – Towing Precautions, Basic Towing Procedure

ATA10 PARKING AND MOORING – Basic Precautions and Operations

ATA12 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE – Access Panels, Fuel Tank Water Drains, Air Data System Pneumatic Pipework Water Removal, Engine Oil Level Servicing – Engine Shutdown Procedure, Oil Level Determination

ATA 31 INDICATING AND RECORDING SYSTEMS – Multi-Function Computers (MFCs), CAS System Test Facility, Alpha Probes, Annunciations, Aural Alerts, Non-Specific Alerts, Specific Alerts, Master Warning Lights, Master Caution Lights, Alert Definitions, Digital Flight Data Recorder, Flight Data Acquisition Unit, Flight Data Entry Panel (FDEP), Digital Flight Data Recorder – AIDS Function, Aircraft Performance Interface Unit (APIU), Multi-Purpose Computer (MPC), AFDAU Functions, Performance Maintenance Recorder (PMR), Clocks

ATA 24 ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEM – Introduction, Fixed Frequency AC, Fixed Frequency AC Input Power Supplies, Fixed Frequency AC Distribution and Reversion, Variable Frequency AC, 28V DC Power, DC Starter Generators, Generator Control Units, DC Bus Power Control Unit, DC Power System Controls, Variable Frequency AC Power Generation, ACW Generators, ACW Bus Power Control Unit

ATA 34 NAVIGATION SYSTEMS – Introduction, Radio Magnetic Indicators (RMIs), Electronic Horizontal Situation Indicators (EHSIS), Electronic Attitude Director Indicators (EADIS), Airspeed Indicators, Barometrically Corrected Altimeters, Vertical Speed Indicators, DME Indicator, Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS), Pitot-Static System, Air Data System, Temperature Indicating System, Standby Pneumatic Instruments, Attitude/Heading Reference System (AHRS), Standby Instruments – Standby Compass, Standby Attitude Indicator, Weather Radar System, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System, Radio Altimeter System – General Description, Traffic Alert & Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), VHF Navigation, Automatic Direction Finder (ADF), Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), ATC Transponder System, Global Positioning System, HT 1000 Flight Management System

ATA 22 AUTO FLIGHT SYSTEM – Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) Introduction, Flight Guidance System, Flight Guidance Controller, Advisory Display Unit, Avionics Standard Communications Bus (ASCB), Autopilot Modes, Automatic Pitch Trim Function (Auto-Trim), Yaw Damper/Turn Co-Ordination (YD), Flight Director (FD), AFCS – Built-In Test Facility

ATA 23 COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS – Audio Integrating System, Flight Crew Call System, Attendant Call System, Ground Crew Call System, Service Interphone System, Cabin Interphone System, Passenger Address System, Music/Voice Reproducer – Older Aircraft, Digital Music/Voice Reproducer – Newer Aircraft, VHF Communications Systems, Cockpit Voice Recorder, Static Discharge Dissipation System, HF Communication System, ACARS System, Selective Calling System

ATA 33 LIGHTS – Flight Compartment Lighting, Maintenance Lighting, Passenger Compartment, Baggage Compartment, Exterior Lighting, Emergency Lighting System

ATA 29 HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS – Blue Main System, Green Main System, Auxiliary System, ACW Electrically Powered Pump, DC Electrically Powered Pump, Common Pressure Module, Return Module, Cross-Feed Valve, Filters, Accumulator, Reservoir Filling, Reservoir Draining, Controls

ATA 32 LANDING GEAR – Introduction, Hydraulic Interface, Nose Gear, Main Gear, Gear Doors, Normal Extension and Retraction, Emergency Extension and Retraction, Wheels and Brakes, Brakes and Anti-Skid, Nose Wheel Steering

ATA 27 FLIGHT CONTROLS – Introduction, Primary Flying Controls, Secondary Flying Controls, Roll Control, Auto Pilot & Digital Flight Data Recorder Interface, Yaw Control Rudder & Yaw Control, Force Detector Rod, Rudder Trim, Pitch Control, Manual Electric Trim, AFCS Automatic Trim, Standby Trim, Flap System, Flaps – Position Selection Interface, Stall Warning, Gust Lock System


ATA 25 EQUIPMENT/FURNISHINGS – Flight Compartment, Cargo Compartment, Passenger Compartment, Lavatory Compartment, Emergency Evacuation, Emergency Equipment – Flight Compartment, Emergency Equipment – Passenger Compartment, Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)

ATA 35 OXYGEN – Fixed Oxygen for Flight Crew and Passenger Emergency Systems, Portable Oxygen

ATA 38 WATER & WASTE – Potable Water, Lavatory System

ATA 28 FUEL SYSTEM – Fuel Storage, Engine Feed, Fuel Quantity Indicating System, Fuel Quantity Manual (Magnetic) Indicators, Fuel Temperature Measurement

ATA 26 FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS – Fire Detection, Smoke Detection, Fire Extinguishing, Fixed Fire Extinguisher Bottles, Portable Fire Extinguisher Bottles, Engine Fire Detection, Engine Fire Extinguishing, Smoke Detection – Lavatory, Smoke Detection – Cargo Compartment / Electronics Rack Smoke, Lavatory Fire Extinguishing

ATA 36 PNEUMATIC SYSTEM – Distribution System, Controls and Indicators, Engine Bleed Air Supply System, Wing Leading Edge Ventilation System, Bleed Air Leak Detection System

ATA 21 AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM – Avionics Equipment Cooling, Lavatory Area Ventilation, Controls and Indicators, Air Cooling System, Air Conditioning Packs, Pressurisation, Equipment Cooling

ATA 30 ICE AND RAIN PROTECTION – Controls and Indicators, Pneumatic De-Ice System, Propeller Anti-Ice Protection System, Horn Ice Protection, Probe Ice Protection, Windshield and Side Window Heating, Windshield Rain Protection

ATA 61 PROPELLER – 568F Propellor Basic Construction, HP Pump and Associated Valves, Propeller Valve Module (PVM), Propellor Electronic Control (PEC), Propellor Interface Unit (PIC), Over-Speed Governor, Condition Lever, Power Lever, Synchrophasing Pulse Generator, Feathering Pump, Propeller Speed Sensor (Np), Propeller Brake, Propeller Brake Control Unit, Propeller Pitch Change, Speed and Phase Regulation, Feathering, Reversing, Hotel Mode, Propeller Speed Monitoring, Propeller Hydraulic Control, Governing Speed Mode, Synchrophase Mode, Beta Mode, Reverse Mode, Propeller Low Pitch Protection System

ATA 71 TO 80 POWERPLANT – Nacelle, Air Intakes, Mounts, Fire Seals, Engine Drains, Electrical Harness, Powerplant – Basic Design, Gearboxes, Engine Fuel, Fuel Heater/Filter, Fuel Pump, Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU), Fuel Transmitter, Flow Divider And Nozzles, Electronic Control Limit (ECU), Fuel Flow/Fuel Used (FF/FU) Indicator, Ignition, Engine Air, Engine Controls, Engine Indicating, Exhaust, Engine Oil, Engine Starting