In September 2008, the Federal Aviation Administration updated the information in the General
Handbook. Jeppesen released their own reprint of this book in April 2009.
The Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook - General was developed as one
of a series of three handbooks for anyone preparing for the 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
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.
Soft cover, 8-3/8" x 10-7/8", 656 pages.
Old Jeppesen Number: JS312602
New Jeppesen Number: 10001391
FAA Handbook: 8083-30