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Document Title: AC 65-30B, Overview of the Aviation Maintenance Profession
Summary: This AC was prepared by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Service to provide information to prospective Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics and other aviation maintenance professionals interested in a career in aviation maintenance. It contains general information of the requirements to become a certificated or noncertificated aviation maintenance professional.
References: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 43, Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration
  • Part 65, Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crewmembers
  • Part 147, Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools
  • Part 187, Fees
FAA Order 8900.2, General Aviation Airman Designee Handbook
AC 65-2, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics Certification Guide
Document for Download: Draft Document (PDF)
Draft Document Comment Grid (MS Word)
Comments Due: May 6, 2019
How to Comment: Deliver comments by mail or hand to:

Federal Aviation Administration
Laura L. Booth
600 Maryland Ave SW
Suite 610E
Washington, DC 20024

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