Aircraft Basic Science, Eighth Edition (8th ed.)


Michael J. Kroes


Learn the latest technologies needed to pass the FAA airframe and powerplant maintenance certification!Aircraft Basic Science, Eighth Edition, is a valuable resource for students of aviation technology that provides updated information needed to prepare for an FAA airframe and powerplant maintenance certification. This expanded edition includes recent advances in technology, such as the use of composite aircraft materials, with revised examples and figures to more accurately reflect the state of the industry.For easy reference, chapters are illustrated and present specific aspects of aircraft materials, fabrication processes, maintenance tools, and federal aviation regulations.This updated edition includes:The use, inspection, and fabrication of composite structures, including honeycomb, fiberglass, and carbon fiber materials4-page full-color insertHypersonic flight aerodynamics as they apply to high-speed aircraft and space reentry vehiclesTilt rotor aircraft aerodynamics and designNew alloys and processes used in aircraft such as powered aluminum and friction stir weldingRelevant ICAO/EASA (European and international) rules and regulations including maintenance and repair organizations (MROs), the NASA safety reporting system, ATA systems, the electronic document retrieval system, and recordkeeping systemsGround handling and safety for large, airline-style aircraftNew alternative fuels under development including bio and other synthetic fuelsFAA Airframe and Powerplant certification requirements needed to perform and approve aircraft maintenance

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