The Aviation Maintenance Technician Series textbooks were created to set the pace for maintenance technician training and attain a level of quality that surpasses all other maintenance textbooks on the market. AMTS Airframe, Volume 2: Systems is the second book of the series, which is divided into 2 volumes. Airframe: Systems covers the various systems involved with the airframe, encompassing electrical, fuel, cabin atmosphere control, instruments, communications and navigation, ice and rain control, and fire protection systems, and aircraft inspections. First published in 1994, this new Third Edition features full-color throughout, and content was updated as a result of industry changes, new materials and practices, and new airplanes and cockpit systems. Written by industry expert Dale Crane, the Airframe textbooks were also reviewed by an editorial team consisting of Aviation Maintenance Technicians, Inspection Authorization holders, university professors, aircraft owners, and aviation maintenance journalists. Dale Crane's textbooks consist of the most complete and up-to-date material for A&P training. The curriculum meets 14 CFR Part 147 requirements and Subject Matter Knowledge Codes from the FAA mechanics knowledge tests. They are designed for at-home, classroom, or university-level training. These comprehensive textbooks include full-color charts, tables and illustrations throughout, in addition to an extensive glossary, index, and additional career information. A study guide is included within each textbook in the form of Study Question sections, with Answer keys printed at the end of each chapter.
Dale Crane has been involved in aviation for more than 50 years; he began his career in the U.S. Navy as a mechanic and flight engineer in PBYs. After World War II, he attended Parks Air College. After college, he worked as an instrument overhaul mechanic, instrument shop manager, and flight test instrumentation engineer. He spent the following 16 years as an instructor, and then became director of an aviation maintenance school. Dale has been active as a writer of aviation technical materials, and a consultant in developing aviation training programs. He participated with the FAA in the Aviation Mechanic Occupation Study, and the Aviation Mechanic Textbook Study.