Aircraft maintenance technicians (AMTs) devote a portion of their aviation career to ground handling and operating aircraft. Technicians also need to be proficient in operating ground support equipment. The complexity of support equipment and the hazards involved in the ground handling of aircraft require that maintenance technicians possess a detailed knowledge of safety procedures used in aircraft servicing, taxiing, run-up, and in the use of ground support equipment. The information provided in this chapter is intended as a general guide for safely servicing and operating aircraft.
Introducing human factors to aircraft maintenance personnel makes them aware of how it affects maintenance performance. Although there are many human factors involved when dealing with maintenance performance, several areas can be considered. Some of these include fatigue, deadline pressure, stress, distractions, poor communication skills, complacency, and lack of information. Maintenance technicians need to understand how human factors can impact their performance and safety while completing maintenance tasks.
- Shop Safety
- Flight Line Safety
- Fire Protection
- Tie-Down Procedures
- Ground Movement of Aircraft (Part One)
- Ground Movement of Aircraft (Part Two)
- Ground Movement of Aircraft (Part Three)
- Servicing Aircraft
- Fuel Servicing of Aircraft