Regulations, Maintenance Forms, Records, and Publications

Various tools are used to maintain and repair aircraft. However, another tool that must not be neglected consists of the publications and forms that serve as a guide and record for your maintenance activities. For example, a typical aircraft contains many miles of electric wire for indicating, lighting, and control systems. Attempting to troubleshoot a maintenance problem without access to the manufacturer's manual would be a frustrating experience. A thorough knowledge of regulatory publications such as the Federal Aviation Regulations, Civil Air Regulations and nonregulatory material such as manufacturer's manuals is important.