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Preventing Falsification of Maintenance Records: The Responsibilities of Technicians, Managers and Corporations 20 pages. [PDF 55K]
Maintenance technicians in the United States should understand what the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department consider falsification of records and how the law applies in various situations. Individual technicians should re-evaluate their own policies and procedures regarding entries in FAA-required logbooks, records and reports. Technicians in other countries should review how this issue is handled by their own appropriate agencies.
Quality Assurance Demanded in Aviation Turbine Fuel Handling 20 pages. [PDF 51K]
This article describes receiving procedures, filtration systems, quality assurance checks and quality assurance records for proper turbine fuel handling.
Proper Handling of Aviation Turbine Fuel Is Crucial to Safety 20 pages. [PDF 73K]
This article describes the types and sources of potential contamination of turbine fuel and the various methods of detecting each contaminant.
Four Decades of Commitment to Aviation Maintenance Safety 32 pages. [PDF 100K]
This issue of Aviation Mechanics Bulletin marks the 40th anniversary of the publication. The bulletin was begun by Joe Chase in 1953 and he continued to serve as editor until his retirement in 1972. His first editorial and several other articles written by Chase (and guest authors) are reprinted in this issue.
Foreign Object Damage: Elimination Should Be a Priority to Reduce Risks to Personnel and Equipment 20 pages. [PDF 61K]
Foreign object damage costs the U.S. aviation industry alone more than US$1.25 million in damages each year, but the problem is shared by non-U.S. airlines worldwide.
Proper Chock Design and Placement Are Essential to Ramp Safety 20 pages. [PDF 57K]
The design and proper placement of an aircraft chock can be more complicated than they seem. A chock is a relatively simple device, but if it is not constructed or used properly, substantial aircraft damage and/or personnel injury can result.