Archive for August, 2011

Rivets and Airplane Maintenance

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Rivets and Airplane Maintenance Universally taught at all aircraft mechanic schools, airplane rivets are a time-honored method of attaching two metal surfaces together, for airplane maintenance.  Rivets are generally superior to welds when it comes to airplane maintenance.  Solid shank aluminum rivets first made their appearance in 1919, with the German Junkers F-13, which was the [...]

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Aircraft Mechanic Schools – check out Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

  Embry-Riddle – a good choice for an aircraft mechanic school If you want to get a top-notch education at an aircraft mechanic school, check out Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona,  Embry-Riddle has a proud history of involvement in America’s aerospace sector. Embry-Riddle’s distinguished history is described in the [...]

Impact of Aging on Airplane Maintenance

Friday, August 12th, 2011

As an aircraft mechanic, airplane maintenance is sometimes not covered in adequate detail in aircraft mechanic school. In all aircraft, there is an aircraft life cycle, which can be described as  the “bathtub curve“. The overall reliability of a system or component through out its life cycle involves three phases: infancy/break-in useful life wear out [...]