Who Publishes Aircraft Maintenance Manuals?


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Aircraft manufacturers, such as Airbus and Pilatus, publish their own aircraft maintenance manuals. The Federal Aviation Administration also publishes aircraft manuals and handbooks. The maintenance manuals and handbooks from aircraft makers are usually viewable and downloadable without charge.

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Airbus SAS manufactures civil aircraft, such as passenger aircraft, corporate jets and freighter aircraft. It publishes reference materials, such as technical documents, servicing operations and maintenance manuals, on its official website. Pilatus Aircraft, an aircraft manufacturer based on Switzerland, also provides maintenance manuals, service bulletins, flight manuals and other third-party documents.

The FAA, the agency responsible for the safety, regulation and advancement of civil aviation, also publishes aviation maintenance technician handbooks. The files are in PDF format and may be viewed or downloaded on a compatible browser or device.

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