Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook: General (2023)
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This handbook FAA-H-8083-30A is current in 2023.
The Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook—General is designed for use by instructors and applicants preparing for the FAA Knowledge and Practical Exams for obtaining an FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) certificate with airframe or powerplant ratings, or both (also called an A&P license). This volume was developed as one in a series of handbooks for this purpose; additionally, it is an invaluable reference guide for already-certificated mechanics and those holding the Inspection Authorization (IA) rating who wish to improve their knowledge.
This FAA handbook discusses the principles, fundamentals, and technical procedures in subject matter areas common to the airframe and powerplant ratings:
- safety, ground operations, and servicing
- regulations, maintenance forms, records, and publications
- aircraft drawings
- weight and balance
- aircraft materials, hardware, and processes
- cleaning and corrosion control
- fluid lines and fittings
- inspection concepts and techniques
- hand tools and measuring devices
- electricity and electronics
- mechanic privileges and limitations
- human factors
Also discussed are the ways that successful AMTs incorporate the knowledge and awareness of ethics and professionalism into their daily tasks. Illustrated throughout with detailed, full-color drawings and photographs, with a comprehensive glossary and index.