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Searching for information on the web efficiently requires developing a search strategy. Is the information sought very specific? If so, a search engine is the best search tool to use with keywords to describe the exact information need. Unsure or looking for more general information on a topic? Start with a subject directory and search broad topics. Many specialized databases and search tools are also available on the web.
Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook - Airframe
One of a series of three handbooks for persons preparing for certification as an airframe or powerplant mechanic.
Federal Aviation Administration
Homepage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a government organization under the U.S. Department of Transportation charged with regulating and overseeing all aspects of civil aviation in the country.
Handbooks and Manuals
Access FAA-approved handbooks and manuals for beginners and aviation professionals.
Training Resources & Guides
Free FAA online resources for those working in the aviation industry.
Mechanics Research Page
Information and services for aircraft mechanics including technical data, advisories and alerts, testing and training, and more from FAA.
Advisory Circulars (ACs) - FAA
Current and historical ACs on engines and engine-related issues can be searched by number, date, or keyword.
Aircraft Engine Emissions Databank
Includes engine exhaust emission information for many aircraft engines.
Aircraft Engine Historical Society
Historical engine information and publications.
Airworthiness Directives (ADs) - FAA
Current and historical ADs on engines and engine-related issues can be searched by make, appliance, number, product, or keyword.
Aviation Education Multimedia Library
Choose Airframe or Powerplant to view a selection of movies, pictures, and diagrams of engines, engine parts, cutaways, etc.
Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) - FAA
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) promotes the open exchange of safety information in order to continuously improve aviation safety.
EngineSim - Glenn Research Center (NASA)
An interactive educational computer program that allows students to design and test jet engines. Up-to-date JAVA software may be necessary.
Journey Through a Jet Engine - Rolls-Royce
Interactive overview of the Trent Engine.
Type Certificate Data Sheets (TCDS) - FAA
Current and revised engine TCDS can be searched by make, TCDS number, responsible office, product type, regulatory basis, or keyword.
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