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Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook

Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook: Airframe, Volume 1: FAA-H-8083-31A, Volume 1

Kindle Edition Author: by FAA Seller name : Amazon
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Anyone hoping to become an aviation powerplant or airframe mechanic in the United States will need FAA certification, and that means studying this book.


What does this book cover?


This is one of 3 technical handbooks written by the FAA for the use of students or professionals who hope to gain FAA certification as either an aviation powerplant or airframe mechanic. Because there is substantial systems overlap, some of the information contained within the Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook: Airframe, Volume 1 is duplicated in in the Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook: Powerplant.

What you read here will be relevant to a wide range of aircraft flying today, but it is not intended to supersede the actual manufacturer’s manuals for any particular aircraft.


Readers will learn how to:


  • Identify common features of airframe construction, including aluminium, fabric, fibreglass and composite materials
  • Understand the assembly and rigging of aircraft systems
  • Assess structural wear and integrity, and to conduct structural repairs
  • Perform aircraft-suitable welding
  • Check and maintain fire protection systems
  • Understand electrical systems common to both airframes and aviation powerplants


About the Author


The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) is the US government agency ultimately responsible for the aviation industry as a whole. It promulgates the regulations that cover commercial and private pilots, and sets policy across the nation.



This book is, therefore, the most authoritative one imaginable, and of inestimable value to students and practitioners alike.