The 2,000-square-foot Basic Engines and Propeller Systems Lab supports two AMS courses: AMS 271 Aircraft Reciprocating Powerplant and Systems and AMS 273 Propeller Systems.
Students in the AMS 271 study the theory of reciprocating engines and systems. This includes fuel metering units, turbochargers and superchargers, cooling and exhaust systems. The lab is equipped with Lycoming 4-cylinder engines that are disassembled, inspected, and reassembled. Additional equipment includes a TCM Fuel Injection System training aid, various 4-cylinder, and 6-cylinder reciprocating engines, and an Austro Diesel engine.
During the AMS 273 course, students study the theory of propellers and propeller systems. This includes their maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting. The lab contains fixed pitch propellers, constant speed propellers, feathering propellers, a reversing propeller mounted on a PT-6 turboprop static display, and a reversing propeller mounted on a TPE-331 turboprop static engine display.