Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook – General
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Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook
The aviation maintenance technician handbook general which replaces the airframe and power plant mechanics: General Handbook (AC 65-9A) was developed as one of a series of three handbooks for persons preparing for mechanic certification with airframe or power plant ratings, or both. It is intended that this handbook will provide basic information on principles, fundamentals and technical procedures in the subject matter areas common to both the airframe and power plant 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 power plants 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.