This 2,000-square-foot lab is used to teach the concepts of engine theory of operation, design and construction.

In addition the lab is used to teach the theory and operation of aircraft propeller systems. The lab is equipped to allow students to become familiar with aircraft engine components, reciprocating engine lubricants and lubrication system operation. The student will utilize the Engine Manufacturer’s Instructions for Continued Airworthiness and Federal Aviation Administration documents when performing maintenance and inspection of the Lycoming, Austro Diesel and Teledyne Continental powerplants.


  • Fuel injection system training aid
  • Austro diesel engine
  • Several 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder reciprocating engines with various types of fuel systems and superchargers incorporated
  • Various types of propellers, such as fixed pitch and constant speed types with feathering and reverse capability

Lab Information

Location: Emil Buehler Aviation Maintenance Science, Building 340

Lab Director: Professor Chuck Horning

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