FAA Brings Out 2018 AMT Handbook – General
The newest version of the Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook– General (FAA-H-8083-30A) has been made available for download from the FAA Website. The 698 page handbook was developed as one of a series of three handbooks for persons preparing for mechanic certification with airframe or powerplant ratings, or both.
It is intended that this handbook will provide basic information on principles, fundamentals, and technical procedures in the subject matter areas common to both the airframe and powerplant ratings. Emphasis in this volume is on theory and methods of application.
The handbook is designed to aid students enrolled in a formal course of instruction preparing for FAA certification as a maintenance technician as well as for current technicians who wish to improve their knowledge. This volume contains information on mathematics, aircraft drawings, weight and balance, aircraft materials, processes and tools, physics, electricity, inspection, ground operations, and FAA regulations governing the certification and work of maintenance technicians.
New to this volume is a section addressing how successful aviation maintenance technicians incorporate knowledge and awareness of ethics, professionalism and human factors in the field. The companion handbooks to Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook–General (FAA-H-8083-30A) are the Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook–Airframe (FAA-H-8083-31 (as amended)), and the Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook–Powerplant (FAA-H-8083-32 (as amended)) which can all be found here.