The 1,500-square-foot Aircraft Systems Lab is equipped to support two AMS courses: AMS 263 General Aviation Aircraft Systems and AMS 365 Transport Category Aircraft Systems.

During the AMS 263 course, students study the theory of operation, inspection and troubleshooting of systems found on general aviation and turboprop aircraft. The lab contains a wide variety of equipment used in systems such as hydraulics, air conditioning, oxygen, landing gear, tires and brakes, and ice and rain detection/protection.

The theory of operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of systems on large jet aircraft is the subject of the AMS 365 course. The lab is equipped with items from large hydraulic and pneumatic systems, environmental control systems, large landing gear systems, fire detection and suppression, and flight control systems.  


  • Oxygen Board
  • Fire Protect and Detection Troubleshooting Board
  • Hydraulic Board
  • Fuel Troubleshooting Board
  • Pressurization Troubleshooting Board
  • Piper Arrow Landing Gear Mockup
  • Hydraulic Test Stand
  • Boeing 737 Air Cycle Machine Mockup (air cart located in the lean-to)
  • Boeing 737 and Boeing 757 Door Mockup

Lab Information

Location: Emil Buehler Aviation Maintenance Science, Building 233

Lab Directors: Mitch Geraci and Prof. Tim Kent

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email Daytona Aviation Labs at