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Use of Composite Materials in Aviation

Aircraft are incredibly complex. They have to be strong and durable, yet lightweight enough to remain airborne while sometimes carrying thousands of pounds of cargo. The evolution of aircraft has given rise to the increased use of composite materials in their construction. Here’s an overview of how these materials are

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Maintenance Human Factors in Aviation: The Dirty Dozen

Aviation maintenance requires considerable precision and attention to detail. Nonetheless, human errors are inevitable, and certain circumstances make them especially likely. Some maintenance human factors in aviation that can lead to errors are so common that they’re regularly included in aviation maintenance technology training courses. According to the FAA, about

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What are A&P Licenses and What Can You Do With Them?

If you’re considering training as an aircraft mechanic, you may be wondering what certifications you can pursue to further your dreams. One set of credentials you can earn  are the Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certifications (commonly referred to as the A&P license). So just what can you do with these

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How to Choose a Trade School That’s Right for You

If you want to receive hands-on career-oriented training, enrolling in a trade school may be the right choice for you. Here’s an overview of the types of trade schools, how to choose a trade school that’s right for you, and how Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology can help you

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Spartan College Airworthiness Directives

What are Airworthiness Directives & Why are They Important?

When you purchase a new car, you may receive a notice at some point warning about a defective part or electronic glitch. When consistent problems are discovered, the manufacturer has to fix them and make sure those same issues do not occur in later models of its vehicles. Similarly, aircraft

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How to Get Started with Airframe and Powerplant Training

What is airframe and powerplant training? It is essential training that teaches you how to repair and inspect aircraft as an aviation maintenance technician (AMT). This type of work ensures that airplanes and their systems are maintained to airworthy standards and are safe to fly for pilots and passengers. What’s

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