A&P Mechanics - General Handbook

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The FAA-H-8083-30A-ATB Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic's Handbook is the most up-to-date, highest quality, and most economical General textbook available. It is also the actual source from which all FAA knowledge test questions are derived.

However, while FAA did a terrific job with the development of this handbook, many technical errors were overlooked. This peer reviewed ATB edition corrects dozens of these mistakes which were identified by Aircraft Technical Book Company's review team from the Part 147 A&P schools listed below, thus making it the finest, most current, and most accurate textbook available to learn from and teach from.

  • 1) Spartan College
  • 2) San Diego Miramar College
  • 3) Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
  • 4) Robert C. Byrd Aerospace Center
  • 5) Blue Ridge Community College
  • 6) Georgia NW Technical College
  • 7) Clover Park Technical College
  • 8) Columbus State Community College

This book was developed as the first of three volumes for persons preparing for A&P mechanic certification with an airframe and/or powerplant rating.

This General Handbook covers workshop and flight-line procedures, FAA regulations, mathematics, physics, aircraft drawings, weight and balance, aircraft materials, processes and tools, corrosion control, electricity, inspection, and human factors.

A convenient ATA code wallet sized reference card is now included free with this book.
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Table of Contents

  • Safety, Ground Operations & Servicing
  • Publications, Forms, and Records
  • Mathematics
  • Aircraft Drawings
  • Physics
  • Weight & Balance
  • Aircraft Materials, Processes & Hardware
  • Aircraft Cleaning & Corrosion Control
  • Fluid Lines & Fittings
  • Inspection Fundamentals
  • Hand Tools and Measuring Devices
  • Basic Electricity
  • The Mechanics Certificate
  • Human Factors
  • Glossary
  • Index


  • Publishers: Aircraft Technical Book Co. & FAA
  • ISBN: 9781941144602
  • Copyright Date: 2009
  • Other Identifiers: FAA H-8083-30
  • FAA H-8083-30-ATB
  • Pages: 656
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 11.0" x 8.5"
  • Weight: 3.6lbs
  • eBook
  • File Type: standard pdf - ebook
  • Print: unlimited
  • Copy/Paste: unlimited
  • Offline Access: yes
  • Search: always
  • Bookmarks: always
  • System Reqs: Windows, Macintosh, iPad, and more

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Softcover Book - Printed book with heavyweight cover stock.

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Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

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