(Piston) Engine Sub-System

[Ref. Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, FAA-H-8083-25B Page 7-4]

Continuous operation of the engine depends on the simultaneous function of various sub-system:

  1. fuel system (part of the airframe system)
  2. induction system
  3. ignition system
  4. oil system
  5. cooling system
  6. exhaust system


Engine’s primary function is to power the aircraft (either by providing thrust or power), there are various engine offtakes from accessory gearbox

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