ATBC - Understanding Aircraft Composite Construction - eBook

Aircraft Technical Book Company


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This book will introduce the non-engineer builder or technician to the general principles and techniques used in composite aircraft construction. The assumption is made that the reader is a complete beginner with no prior knowledge of composite materials, procedures or technology.

This book discusses three general areas:
1. Basic theory of strong materials, structures and composites.
2. Practical composite materials and structures in small aircraft.
3. Construction techniques used by the homebuilder and by prefabricated kit manufacturers.
Read this book if you are considering building either a manufactured kit or an aircraft design from plans using any technology. Composite aircraft structures are designed differently from those using earlier technologies such as wood or metal. You will understand those differences, including the advantages of building with composites.

Topics include:
  • Strong Materials
  • Forces in Structures
  • Nature of Composite Materials
  • Theory of Structural Sandwich
  • Structural Fibers and Matrices
  • Core Materials
  • Joining Structures
  • Solid Core Structures
  • Moldless Tools and Techniques
  • Moldless Core Layups
  • Hollow Structures
  • Making Molds
  • Using Molds and Vacuum

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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