Module Title:Performance
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered by an EASA approved training organisation
Module Aim: To give students an understanding of the principles of aircraft performance.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand and describe the differences between performance Class B and performance Class A.
LO2 Understand and describe the differences between performance Class B in a single engine aircraft and performance Class B in a multi-engine aircraft.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Definitions, Fundamental Mathematics, Principles of Flight, Thrust and Power, Regulations and Aerodromes. Take-off, Climbing, Descending and Gliding, The Cruise, Landing, The Initial Take-Off Climb, En-route, Increased V2 Procedure, Contaminated Runways.
Performance Class B – Single Engine Aircraft.
Take Off Distance Required, Field Length Take Off Mass, Climb Limited Mass, Calculating Obstacle Clearance, Landing Field Length Required.
Performance Class B –Multi Engine Aircraft
Take Off Distance Required, Determining TODR and ASDR, Climb Limited Mass, The Net Take-Off Flight Path and Obstacle Clearance, Landing Field Length Required
Performance Class A – Aircraft certified under EASA CS-25 Only.
Class A Take Off, ASDA and V Stop, TODA and V go, Decision Speed (V1), Range of V1, V Speeds and restrictions, Take off distance, Take off Run, Field Length Limited Take Off Mass (FLTOM), Balanced Field, PLTOM, MRJT, Vmbe and Take off Mass, Finding Take-Off % of N1.
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2 100.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload


Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EEPLT_D Bachelor of Science in Pilot Studies 3 Mandatory