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This in-depth guide provides all of the up-to-date information needed to perform return-to-service-quality aircraft maintenance and pass FAA Certification Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, Seventh Edition is an essential resource for aviation maintenance students and professionals. It also serves as an exam guide for those preparing for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification. Featuring coverage of the latest technologies, this book is ideal for airframe and powerplant mechanics, maintenance managers, liaison engineers, and anyone preparing for these professions. A Student Study Guide parallels the text and provides fill-in-the-blank questions that identify key terms, demonstrates applications of mathematical relationships, and validates learning progress by offering multiple-choice questions. Covers modern aircraft developed since the last revision, such as the Boeing 787, Airbus A-380, modern corporate jets, and new light aircraft Discusses new chemicals and precautions related to composite materials Includes current FAA regulations and requirements Features an eight-page color insert Applies to FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification required to perform and approve aircraft maintenance Addresses the newest maintenance and repair tools and techniques developed for aircraft over the past decade
About the Author
Michael Kroes is an aviation practitioner and educator and has more than 35 years of experience in the field. He holds or has held several FAA certifications, including an Airframe & Powerplant Certificate, Inspection Authorization, Designated Mechanic Examiner, Designated Engineering Authority, and a Commercial Pilot’s License. Professor Kroes has worked for some of the top aviation companies, including Raytheon and Allied Signal, and spent 25 years as a professor and Department Head at Purdue University. Recognized as a leading expert on FAA technician certification, he authored a comprehensive study funded by the FAA. This study was used to develop new FAA technician certification content and guidelines. Dr. Ronald Sterkenburg is a professor at the Aviation Technology Department at Purdue University. He is a certificated Airframe & Powerplant mechanic (A & P), holds an Inspector Authorization (IA), and performs the duties as a Designated Mechanic Examiner. Dr. Sterkenburg’s main research interests are in advanced composite materials for aerospace vehicles. He has published many articles, book chapters, and books on all types of aviation maintenance topics.