#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this extraordinary thriller about airline safety, business intrigue, and a deadly cover-up. “The pacing is fast, the suspense nonstop.”—People Three passengers are dead. Fifty-six are injured. The interior cabin is virtually destroyed. But the pilot manages to land the plane. At a moment when the issue of safety and death in the skies is paramount in the public mind, a lethal midair disaster aboard a commercial twin-jet airliner flying from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic investigation. Airframe is nonstop reading, full of the extraordinary mixture of super suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest that are the hallmarks of Michael Crichton. “A one-sitting read that will cause a lifetime of white-knuckled nightmares.”—The Philaelphia Inquirer “The ultimate thriller . . . [Crichton’s] stories are always page-turners of the highest order. . . . [Airframe] moves like a firehouse dog chasing a red truck.”—The Denver Post “Dramatically vivid.”—The New York Times
Bonded Joints and Repairs to Composite Airframe Structures is a single-source reference on the state-of-the-art in this rapidly growing area. It provides a thorough analysis of both internal and external joints and repairs, as well as discussions on damage tolerance, non-destructive inspection, self-healing repairs, and other essential information not only on the joints and repairs themselves, but critically, on how they differ from bonds and repairs to metallic aircraft. Authors Wang and Duong bring a valuable combination of academic research and industry expertise to the book, drawing on their cutting-edge composite technology experience, including analytic and computational leadership of damage and repair planning for the Boeing 787. Intended for graduate students, engineers, and scientists working on the subject in aerospace industry, government agencies, research labs, and academia, the book is an important addition to the limited literature in the field. Offers rare coverage of composite joints and repairs to composite structures, focusing on the state of the art in analysis Combines the academic, government, and industry expertise of the authors, providing research findings in the context of current and future applications Covers internal and external joints and repairs, as well as damage tolerance, non-destructive inspection, and self-healing repairs Ideal for graduate students, engineers, and scientists working in the aerospace industry, government agencies, research labs, and academia
"Volume 1 contains the material concerned with aircraft structures, including: a study of aerodynamics as it relates to aircraft structures; also, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as they relate to the landing gear. Both metallic and nonmetallic structures as well as assembly and rigging are covered in this volume. Volume 2 covers the various systems that include electrical, fuel, cabin atmosphere control, instruments, communications and navigation, ice and rain control, and fire protection systems. The subject of aircraft inspections is also included in this volume."--Editorial note.
This essential reference provides a thorough overview of aircraft-support systems as well as their maintenance and inspection - knowledge necessary to pass the second half of the middle section of the FAA's required curriculum for Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs). Containing up-to-date information that meets 14 CFR Part 147 requirements and Subject Matter Knowledge Codes from the FAA mechanics knowledge tests, this comprehensive textbook covers specific systems involved in the airframe, such as electrical, fuel, cabin-atmosphere control, communications, navigation, and fire-protection systems. Complete with updated full-color graphics, study questions and answer keys, an extensive glossary, and additional career information, this revised edition is ideal for at-home, classroom, or university-level training.