T-45C TS, ADV, & IUT ENG-05
Engine and Related Systems Malfunctions
Engine malfunctions, especially at critical stages of flight, must be recognized
quickly and handled professionally. In the simulator you can expect emer-
gencies and malfunctions, but in the aircraft they seem to occur at the most
inopportune times. A fire warning light at lift-off indicates a malfunction that
must be analyzed rapidly to determine if a fire really exists, so you can take
the appropriate action. You certainly would not want to eject if the warning were
You must be able to identify any aircraft system malfunction, respond with the
correct procedures, and determine whether to continue the flight or abort. In
addition, the more accurately you can describe a malfunction to maintenance,
the more quickly the turnaround will be accomplished.
In this lesson, you will learn about malfunctions related to the engine system.
Keep in mind that although these malfunctions are presented separately, two or
more of them could coexist.
The goal of this lesson is to increase your ability to make the proper decisions
when faced with an engine system malfunction. The knowledge you gain from
this and other engineering lessons will enable you to make educated decisions
that could enable the safe completion of a flight.
Later in the curriculum, youll learn the precise emergency procedures.
This lesson presents cockpit and external indications of the following conditions:
Reduced thrust on takeoff
Engine failure on takeoff
ECA failure (full trim)
ECA failure (no trim)
Steam ingestion bleed valve failure