This FAA handbook provides knowledge for earning the Aviation Mechanic certificate, Airframe section. The FAA Airframe test questions are drawn from here. (FAA-H-8083-31B)
The FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook—Airframe is designed for use by instructors and applicants preparing for the FAA Knowledge Exam and Oral & Practical (O&P) Exams required to obtain an Aviation Mechanic Certificate with Airframe and/or Powerplant Ratings (also called an A&P license). Developed as one in a series of handbooks for this purpose, this is an effective text for both students and instructors and will also serve as an invaluable reference guide for current technicians who wish to improve their knowledge.
The airframe handbook provides the basic information on principles, fundamentals, and technical procedures in the subject matter areas relating to airframe systems and structures. Subjects covered include aircraft structures, aerodynamics, aircraft assembly and rigging, aircraft fabric covering, aircraft metal structural repair, aircraft welding, aircraft wood and structural repair, aircraft composite materials, aircraft painting and finishing, aircraft electrical system, aircraft systems, communication and navigation, hydraulic and pneumatic power systems, aircraft landing gear systems, aircraft fuel systems, ice and rain protection, cabin environmental control systems, and fire protection systems.
Reflecting current technologies, equipment, and procedures, the 2023 edition provides guidance to support the FAA Aviation Mechanic Airman Certification Standards (ACS) and 14 CFR Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools. Illustrated throughout with detailed, full-color drawings and photographs, the handbook also offers a comprehensive glossary and index.