Aircraft Maintenance & Repair, 8/e (Hardcover)

Sterkenburg, Ronald, Kroes, Michael J.


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Get up-to-date information on every aspect of aircraft maintenance and prepare for the FAA A&P certification exam
This trusted textbook covers all of the airframe maintenance and repair topics that students must understand in order to achieve Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certification as set forth by the FAA's FAR 147 curriculum. Fully updated for the latest standards and technologies, the book offers detailed discussions of key topics, including structures and coverings, sheet metal and welding, assemblies, landing gear, and fuel systems. Relevant FAA regulations and safety requirements are highlighted throughout. You will get hundreds of illustrations, end-of-chapter review questions, and multiple-choice practice exam questions. New content reflects the industry-wide shift toward all-composite aircraft models and includes explanations of cutting-edge covering systems, modern welding techniques, methods and tools for riveting and rigging, fire detection, and de-icing systems.

Aircraft Maintenance & Repair, Eighth Edition, covers:
-Hazardous materials-Structures-Fabric-Painting-Welding equipment-Welding and repair-Sheet-metal construction, inspection, and repair-Plastics and composites-Assembly and rigging-Fluid power-Aircraft landing-gear and fuel systems-Environmental and auxiliary systems-Troubleshooting


Dr. Ronald Sterkenburg is a Professor of Aviation Technology at Purdue University, where he teaches courses on aircraft materials and aircraft structures. His FAA certifications include Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic, Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME), and Inspection Authorization (IA). He previously served as an aircraft maintenance engineer in the U.S. Navy and in the Royal Netherlands Navy.