STANDARD AIRCRAFT HANDBOOK for MECHANICS and TECHNICIANS. Seventh Edition.
The practical, on-the-job aircraft manual--now fully updated
For more than 60 years, the Standard Aircraft Handbook for Mechanics and Technicians has been the trusted resource for building, maintaining, overhauling, and repairing aircraft. This illustrated guide provides clear, step-by-step procedures for all essential aircraft tasks.
The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised to cover the latest advances in the industry, including composite materials, cutting-edge nondestructive testing, and detection equipment and procedures. New photos, diagrams, tables, and schematics are featured throughout this must-have reference.
- Tools and their proper use
- Materials and fabricating
- Drilling and countersinking
- Bolts and threaded fasteners
- Aircraft plumbing
- Control cables Electrical wiring and installation
- Aircraft drawings
- Nondestructive testing (NDT)
- Corrosion detection and control
- Composite materials
Table of contents
Ch 1. Introduction
Ch 2. Tools and Their Proper Use
Ch 3. Materials and Fabricating
Ch 4. Drilling and Countersinking
Ch 5. Riveting
Ch 6. Bolts and Threaded Fasteners
Ch 7. Aircraft Plumbing
Ch 8. Control Cables
Ch 9. Electrical Wiring and Installation
Ch 10. Aircraft Drawings
Ch 11. Non-Destructive Testing
Ch 12. Corrosion Detection and Control
Larry Reithmaier is a retired aerospace engineer who, while at McDonnell Douglas and Rockwell International, helped design and develop the F2H, F3, F86H, F100, F101, and F4 jet fighters, the B-1B bomber, and the Apollo and Skylab spacecrafts. The author of several technical books on aviation, he has also written the Aviation and Space Dictionary, Mach I and Beyond, the Private Pilot's Guide, and the Aircraft Repair Manual.
Dr. Ronald Sterkenburg started teaching at Purdue University in 1999 after a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy. He is an author or co-author of 10 books and more than 60 publications in national and international journals and conference proceedings. The focus of Dr. Sterkenburgs research is the repair of metallic and composite aircraft structures. He is a certificated A & P mechanic, holds an Inspection Authorization (IA), and performs the duties of a Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME).