Volume 2: Aircraft Structural Maintenance - Textbook


Aircraft Structural Maintenance
Principles, materials and techniques

8 chapters | Color photos & illustrations | Detailed diagrams

Order #: T-AFSTR-0301

Included as part of the Airframe Kit, the AMT Series Textbook Set, and the AMT Series Textbook/Workbook Set

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Aircraft Structural Maintenance compiles the most pertinent information regarding the principles, practices and techniques required for the proper maintenance and repair of aircraftThis book, like the other three in Avotek’s four-volume AMT Series, features real-world examples from today’s aviation industry for practical classroom application and discussion.

Various types of aircraft structures as well as the methods and tools used to install and maintain them are introduced through detailed descriptions, illustrations and photos. Specialized maintenance skills are discussed in-depth in separate chapters to provide an understanding of these subjects. A special feature of the current edition of this textbook is a significantly expanded section on advanced composite materials and repair.  Additionally, the distinct characteristics of helicopter flight and design are covered.


  • Helicopter Fundamentals
  • Fabric Covering
  • Materials and Processes
  • Airframe Metallic Structures
  • Airframe Non-Metallic Structures
  • Welding Techniques
  • Painting and Refinishing
  • Rigging and Assembly


ISBN 13: 978-1-933189-32-1


Additional Resources:
Aircraft Structural Maintenance Student Workbook

Instructor Resources:
Aircraft Structural Maintenance Instructor Guide CD
Aircraft Structural Maintenance Image Library CD