ATBC - Mechanic's Specification Handbook - eBook

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Developed by the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics: The Aircraft Mechanics Specification Handbook is a very useful mechanics handbook, focusing on the identification of all types of AN, NAS, and MS hardware and fittings, and AN plumbing. It also includes an extensive and unique second section covering electrical connector identification; and the third area with common references and conversion formula. Developed for A&Ps by A&Ps, here is a toolbox size reference you will really use.

Topics Include:

Section 1 - Aircraft Hardware

  • ATA - Chapter/Section Numbering
  • Quick Hardware Identification
  • AN Hardware Specifications
  • Twist Drills Letter and Wire Gauge Sizes
  • Taps and Pipe Threads
  • Standard Screws (Fine and Course)
  • Clearance Drills for Machine Screws
  • O-Ring Specifications
  • Metric and Decimal Equivalents
  • Temperature Conversions
  • Conversion Factors
  • Torque Values for Nut/Bolt Combinations

Section 2 - Fastener Identification

  • Fastener Specifications
  • Maximum Speeds - (Hand Fed Operations)
  • Blueprint Fastener Callouts
  • Alphabetical Code Listing
  • Conventional Rivets
  • Blind Rivets
  • Bi-metal Rivets
  • Lockbolts
  • Hi-Lok Bolts
  • Taper-Lok Bolts
  • Rivet Oversize Chart
  • Tips for Good Quality Holes
  • Common Blueprint Finish Codes

Section 3 - Electrical Connector Identification

  • Contacts for Front Release Connectors
  • FZ and FY Connectors
  • DC00 - DC28 Connectors
  • 48 Series Bayonet Connectors
  • Deutsch Connectors
  • CA00KE - CA3106KE Connectors
  • Contacts for Rear Release Connectors
  • DC30-DC63 Connectors
  • MIL-C-38999 Connectors
  • Contacts for Rack and Panel Connectors

Utilizing the guidelines of Part 66, Aircraft Structures and Systems, like all ATB EASA modules, adhere precisely to the specified content, order, and necessary learning levels (L1, 2, or 3) for the accredited B2 avionics maintenance technician program. Numerous national authorities have approved this module as a component of the training curriculum for Part 147 schools under their jurisdiction. 

As prescribed in Part 66 Appendix 1, the topics are divided in 22 sections:

  • Aeroplane Aerodynamics and Flight Controls (L1)
  • Aeroplane Structures (L1, 2)
  • Autoflight ATA 22 (L3)
  • Communication and Navigation ATA 23-24 (L3)
  • Electrical Power ATA 24 (L3)
  • Equipment and Furnishings ATA 25 (L3)
  • Flight Controls ATA 27 (L2)
  • Instruments ATA 31 (L3)
  • Lights ATA 33 (L3)
  • On Board Maintenance Systems ATA 45 (L3)
  • Air Conditioning and Pressurization ATA 21 (L1, 2, 3)
  • Fire Protection ATA 26 (L3)
  • Fuel Systems ATA 28 (L1, 2, 3)
  • Hydraulic Systems ATA 29 (L1, 3)
  • Ice and Rain Protection ATA 30 (L1, 2, 3)
  • Landing Gear ATA 32 (L1, 3)
  • Oxygen ATA 35 (L3)
  • Pneumatic and Vacuum Systems ATA 36 (L3)
  • Waste and Water Systems ATA 38 (L2)
  • Integrated Module Avionics ATA 42 (L3)
  • Cabin Systems ATA 44 (L3)
  • Information Systems ATA 46 (L3)

A complete table of contents is included with the Look Inside link above.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of aircraft structures and systems through clear explanations and detailed full-color illustrations. This module has been designed to help aircraft technicians learn essential skills and understand the underlying concepts. It covers all required topics for FAA A&P students while also providing a higher level of proficiency for EASA licenses.

Product Specifications:

  • ISBN: 9781941144978
  • Publisher:
  • Aircraft Technical Book Company
  • Edition: 004.2
  • Pages: 676

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