New Textbook Available Now: Introduction to Aircraft Structures, Systems, and Powerplants

Introduction to Aircraft Structures, Systems, and Powerplants: A Handbook for Pilots, Mechanics, and Managers is out now and available for purchase. This book introduces aircraft to students in any aviation-related track of study, whether they are future mechanics/technicians, pilots, or aviation managers. High school programs will also find this book useful for teaching the basics about aircraft.

Readers get an excellent overview of aircraft structures and systems. A substantial portion of the book is devoted to reciprocating and turbine powerplants and the systems that support them. Similar books offered in the past are out of print, out of date, and some ignore turbine engines. Throughout, this book explains the newest technologies and the tried-and-true ones that are still used. It is easy to understand, heavily illustrated, and has many photographs—all to enhance learning.

Topics include Aircraft Structures; Flight Controls and Flaps; Electrical Systems; Hydraulic Systems; Landing Gear, Wheels, Tires, and Brakes; Fuel Systems; Cabin Atmosphere; Instrument Systems; Ice, Rain, Smoke, and Fire Protection Systems; Aircraft Powerplants Overview; Reciprocating Engines; Reciprocating Engine Systems; Turbine Engines and Systems; and Aircraft Maintenance and Documentation.

This textbook is $39.95 and available in paperback, as a downloadable PDF, and as a Web-based interactive eBook. If you have any questions regarding this textbook, you can call or email us at: 800.828.6835, sales@avotek.com

 

About Avotek

Avotek, of Weyers Cave, VA, develops and manufactures modern, fully functional aviation maintenance training systems; publishes a full line of high-quality, up-to-date textbooks that complement its training systems; and offers online training.

Avotek has earned an industry reputation for quality and excellence. Our team of authors includes mechanics, inspectors, aviation experts, and instructors. They are actively involved in aviation maintenance training or working in the aviation maintenance field. They bring their expertise to Avotek from colleges, universities, and current hands-on experience.

New Avionics Series Textbook: Avionics: Beyond the AET second edition

Avotek releases an updated title to its avionics series, Avionics: Beyond the AET second edition. The avionics series consists of four titles, with Beyond the AET coming in as the second book. Its main purpose is preparing students to pass their NCATT Radio Communication Systems, Dependent Navigation Systems, and Autonomous Navigation Systems tests.

The textbook, originally written in 2012 by Tom Inman, serves a very important role within the avionics series. However, as technology progressed, portions of the book slowly became more out of date. Mr. Inman realized this and took action. With Avotek helping out, Mr. Inman updated the textbook to be the most current and accurate it could be.

Updates for the second edition include the latest in radio communication theory and practice, the latest in aviation dependent navigation systems (specifically GBAS and GLS), added new terminology, illustrations and photos, index terms, glossary definitions, and more. Outdated material was replaced with what is most current.

Avionics: Beyond the AET second edition can be purchased on the Avotek website or over the phone for $54.95. Avotek offers the textbook in three formats: a downloadable PDF, a web-based interactive eBook, and paperback.

About Avotek

Avotek, of Weyers Cave, VA, develops and manufactures modern, fully functional aviation maintenance training systems; publishes a full line of high-quality, up-to-date classroom textbooks that complement its training systems; and offers online training.

Avotek has earned an industry reputation for quality and excellence. Our team of authors includes mechanics, inspectors, aviation experts, and instructors. They are actively involved in aviation maintenance training or working in the aviation maintenance field. They bring their expertise to Avotek from colleges, universities, and current hands-on experience.

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Helicopter Maintenance Now Back in Print with Avotek!

Avotek brings back the out-of-print textbook, Helicopter Maintenance. This industry favorite has been used by many professionals and schools throughout the years and is regarded as the go-to resource in the helicopter maintenance training field. Mr. Schafer, the author, wrote it for those who want to explore maintaining rotary wing aircraft. If you have any interest in learning or teaching about: principles of flight, helicopter fundamentals, the importance of finding the proper technical information, details on all major helicopter systems—what they do, how they work, and how to maintain them—look no further.

Joseph Schafer, a well-known and highly respected figure in helicopter maintenance education, had a passion for training helicopter technicians. Mr. Schafer wrote Helicopter Maintenance and its student workbook so he would have resources to use in teaching. He wrote them on a notepad, and his wife typed them on a typewriter. All of this hard work paid off when they were published in 1980; the books are still instrumental in helicopter maintenance training as schools continue to use them today.

This textbook covers a wide variety of topics in the helicopter maintenance field. It does this over 10 highly detailed and imaged chapters that are designed to be as informative and explanatory as possible. The 10 chapters are as follows: Helicopters in Use Today; Principles of Flight; Documentation, Publications, and Historical Records; Helicopter Fundamentals; Main Rotor System; Mast and Flight Controls; Main Rotor Transmissions; Powerplants; Tail Rotors; and Airframe and Related Systems.

Helicopter Maintenance is available for ordering now. A corresponding workbook is also available.

About Avotek

Avotek, of Weyers Cave, VA, develops and manufactures modern, fully functional aviation maintenance training systems; publishes a full line of high-quality, up-to-date classroom textbooks that complement its training systems; and offers online training.

Avotek has earned an industry reputation for quality and excellence. Our team of authors includes mechanics, inspectors, aviation experts, and instructors. They are actively involved in aviation maintenance training or working in the aviation maintenance field. They bring their expertise to Avotek from colleges, universities, and current hands-on experience.

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Advanced Composites 4th Edition Now Available!

Avotek launches Advanced Composites 4th edition!

Avotek offers a new edition of the industry-favorite textbook, Advanced Composites. Ms. Foreman wrote this book to help students become the next generation of aircraft technicians by teaching them about composites and their repair. Instructors and students alike will benefit from these changes:

  • Updated content with current materials and practices
  • Updated illustrations and new photos
  • Added an index
  • New, more readable format
  • Printed in color, and more

Advanced Composites is written by Cindy Foreman, a well-known and highly respected individual in the advanced composites field. Cindy has an Airframe & Powerplant certificate and has been involved in this work for more than 30 years. She originally wrote the Advanced Composites textbook 29 years ago. Since then, Cindy has continued to learn and grow alongside the composites training field and updated the book when changes were needed.

For this 4th edition, Cindy felt it was time to update the content, and the team at Avotek gave it a facelift and a modern feel. Cindy has dedicated her life to working with advanced composites, specifically training people on how to repair them. If there is one takeaway that she wants people to know about composites and her textbook, it is this, “In the 30 years of training technicians in advanced composite repair, I have found that with proper training, composites are not hard to work with; they are just different. Learning this simple fact is the primary purpose of this textbook.”

This textbook covers a wide variety of topics in the advanced composites field. It does this over 12 highly detailed and beautifully imaged chapters that are designed to be as user friendly as possible. The 12 chapters are as follows: Introduction to Composites, Reinforcing Fibers, Matrix Materials, Core Materials, Composite Manufacturing, Composite Safety, Applying Pressure, Methods of Curing, Machining Composites, Setting Up Shop, Assessment and Repair, and Types of Repairs.

Advanced Composites 4th edition is available for ordering now. A corresponding workbook is expected to be available sometime in the fall of 2019.

About Avotek

Avotek, of Weyers Cave, VA, develops and manufactures modern, fully functional aviation maintenance training systems; publishes a full line of high-quality, up-to-date classroom textbooks that complement its training systems; and offers online training.

Avotek has earned an industry reputation for quality and excellence. Our team of authors includes mechanics, inspectors, aviation experts, and instructors. They are actively involved in aviation maintenance training or working in the aviation maintenance field. They bring their expertise to Avotek from colleges, universities, and current hands-on experience.

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FAA 8083 AMT Handbook Series 
Now Updated!

Avotek is pleased to present the most up-to-date, revised versions of the FAA-8083 AMT Handbook series on the market.

This series of handbooks by the Federal Aviation Administration is positioned to become the new go-to guide for individuals preparing to take the FAA Mechanic Knowledge test for the Airframe and the Powerplant ratings. Organized and published in four books, they provide a new look at the subjects previously covered in Advisory Circulars and a great deal of new and updated information. A glossary and index are also welcome additions for each book.

In response to input provided by our school customers, Avotek conducted an extensive review of the government publications and corrected errors that had slipped by proofreaders, but not by the scrutiny of instructors and students all over the country. Our review also included repairing or replacing drawings and photographs that were incorrect, not clear, or not suitable to the material being discussed.

Cindy Foreman’s Advanced Composites Now Offered Exclusively by Avotek

Avotek now offers this classic textbook on composite materials. A training favorite now back in print and offered exclusively by Avotek. This book is recognized as the one of the most effective for training technicians to properly maintain and repair integral composite components.

Third Volume in Avotek’s Four-Volume Avionics Series Now Available!

Avionics: Instruments and Auxiliary Systems

Vision, Radar, Threat Avoidance, Bench, Emergency

The third volume in Avotek’s Avionics Series explores many of the instruments and systems that the technician may encounter in the field. Topics covered include instrument systems, radar systems and weather avoidance, terrain avoidance, traffic surveillance and warning systems, synthetic/enhanced vision systems and emergency equipment. A chapter dedicated to the needs of bench technicians rounds out the volume.

Modern aircraft have many systems beyond basic navigation and communication. This book expands Avotek’s Avionics Series to provide complete coverage of systems available in today’s well equipped aircraft.

Written in an easy-to-grasp style and with many illustrations, this volume is designed to provide effective instruction for students on common avionics systems, old and new.

 

New avionics book for NCATT exam study

For schools teaching advanced avionics courses, Avotek is pleased to offer Avionics:  Beyond the AET by Tom Inman.   This new book extensively covers material relating to aircraft communication and navigation systems as well as avionics installation.

Beginning with a review of key AET concepts, this volume quickly moves on to more complex material.  It is designed for advanced students and for current technicians preparing for the NCATT exams.

The author is an associate professor at Pennsylvania College of Technology and a regular contributor to the Aircraft Electronics Association publications.

Third edition of Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance released

Avotek Information Resources is pleased to announce the release of the third edition of its Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance textbook.  This textbook is the first of four in Avotek’s Aviation Maintenance Technician textbook series.  The AMT series covers the basic curriculum for CFR Part 147 schools.

The third edition has been redesigned to better align with traditional curriculum structure.  Information has been included to better or more fully answer more than 70 known FAA airframe and powerplant test questions.

Content has been added on corrosion and cleaning, safety and ground handling, aerospace materials and FAA parts certification standards.  Updated illustrations and additional color have been added throughout the book to enhance the concept explanations.

Avotek announces new avionics book

The second edition of  “Avionics:  Systems and Troubleshooting” by T.K. Eismin has been published by Avotek Information Resources.  Updated to focus on new technologies and the latest aircraft developments, this new volume provides a practical guide to advanced avionics for aviation maintenance schools and current avionics technicians.

The second edition has been redesigned, and numerous color photos and illustrations have been added throughout.  Added discussions cover transport category power distribution systems, electronic panel displays, synthetic vision, electronic flight bags, satellite weather systems and ground proximity systems.

This volume takes the AMT past the basic avionics systems into the intricacies of today’s advanced systems.  It is a valuable tool in preparing for NCATT certification testing.