Aviation Maintenance Technician

General Handbook



CHAPTER 01. MATHEMATICS.
CHAPTER 02. AIRCRAFT DRAWINGS.
CHAPTER 03. PHYSICS.
CHAPTER 04. AIRCRAFT WEIGHT & BALANCE.
CHAPTER 05. AIRCRAFT MATERIALS, PROCESSES & HARDWARE
CHAPTER 06. AIRCRAFT CLEANING & CORROSION CONTROL
CHAPTER 07. FLUID LINES & FITTINGS
CHAPTER 08. INSPECTION FUNDAMENTALS
CHAPTER 09. HAND TOOLS & MEASURING DEVICES
CHAPTER 10. BASIC ELECTRICITY
CHAPTER 11. SAFETY, GROUND OPERATIONS & SERVICING
CHAPTER 12. PUBLICATIONS, FORMS & RECORDS
CHAPTER 13. THE MECHANIC CERTIFICATE
GLOSSARY.


This handbook was developed as one of a series of three handbooks for persons preparing for mechanic certification with airframe or powerplant ratings, or both. It is intended to provide basic information on principles, fundamentals, and technical procedures in the subject matter areas common to both the airframe and powerplant ratings. Emphasis in this volume is on theory and methods of application.

The handbook is designed to aid students enrolled in a formal course of instruction preparing for FAA certification as a maintenance technician, as well as for current technicians who wish to improve their knowledge.

This volume contains information on mathematics, aircraft drawings, weight and balance, aircraft materials, processes and tools, physics, electricity, inspection, ground operations, and FAA regulations governing the certification and work of maintenance technicians. New to this volume is a section addressing how successful aviation maintenance technicians incorporate knowledge and awareness of ethics, professionalism, and human factors in the field.

Because there are so many different types of airframes and powerplants in use today, it is reasonable to expect that differences exist in the components and systems of each. To avoid undue repetition, the practice of using representative systems and units is implemented throughout the handbook. Subject matter treatment is from a generalized point of view, and should be supplemented by reference to manufacturers' manuals or other textbooks if more detail is desired. This handbook is not intended to replace, substitute for, or supersede official regulations or manufacturers' instructions, which should be consulted for final authority.

This handbook was published by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, and has been converted to an online document by Aviation Safety Bureau.


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