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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and analyse aircraft performance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262987  Monitor and analyse aircraft performance 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Aerospace Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Physical Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  40 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to check the aircraft altitude capability and on route climb performance and adjust the aircrafts performance to reflect the impact of aircraft weight growth. Learners will be able to calculate planning block times from the gathered data and identify any deviations from planned operating times. Learners will also be able to determine optimum cruise speeds and time related costs in order to optimise total direct operating cost. Learners will also be able to analyse and quantify performance level deviations and liable with relevant parties regarding the deviations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Auditing aircraft performance.
  • Monitoring experienced block times.
  • Determining aircraft cruise speeds.
  • Administering fuel burn retention guarantees. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will be assumed competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 5 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 5 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Audit aircraft performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Existing performance degradation factors are reviewed in order to compare fuel burn to expected standard. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Performance degradation factors includes but are not limited to engine efficiency, airframe cleanliness, control surface rigging, accuracy of flight instruments.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Aircraft altitude capability and on route climb performance is checked in order to determine deviation from expected standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Aircraft performance is adjusted to reflect the impact of aircraft weight growth. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Aircraft cruise speed management is evaluated for accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Aircraft performance as corrected for atmospheric variations is checked for accuracy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor experienced block times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Actual flight and taxi time data are gathered and recorded for statistical analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Planning block times are calculated in order to compile future schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations from planned operating times are identified in order to establish causes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Remedial action is monitored to ensure effectiveness of implementation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine aircraft cruise speeds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Time-related costs are compiled for the use and calculation of aircraft economic cruise speeds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fuel price information is sourced and recorded into the flight planning programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Optimum cruise speed schedules are determined in order to optimise fuel uplift requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Optimum cruise speed schedules includes but are not limited to economic cruise speed adjusted for applicable cost and fixed cruise speed as may apply.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Changes in cost of time and fuel are monitored in order to optimise total direct operating cost. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Administer fuel burn retention guarantees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Initial aircraft performance levels are recorded in order to establish a baseline for reference. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    In-service aircraft performance data is recorded for comparison with baseline reference. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Performance level deviations are analysed and quantified in terms of manufacturers guarantees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Compensation levels are calculated according to guarantee conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relevant parties are liaised with in order to ensure understanding of the deviations from the guaranteed baselines. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Aerodynamics.
  • Aircraft performance.
  • Aircraft systems.
  • Relevant organisational policies and procedures.
  • Mathematical and statistical analysis.
  • Technical documentation.
  • Flight plans. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the monitoring and analysis and analysis aircraft performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to source fuel price information and in discussing deviations from guarantees. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the monitoring and analysis of aircraft performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the relevant parties to ensure understanding of the deviations from the guaranteed baselines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to monitor and analysis aircraft performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the management of cost associated with the aircraft impact on overall availibilty. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities when administering fuel burn retention guarantees. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66109   National Diploma: Aircraft Performance Engineering  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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