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ALC-529: Proper Torque (AMT Core Course 2019)
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Introduction

Proper torque of fasteners used in aviation is critical to continued safe operation.

If the tools, testing and procedures are not followed disastrous results can occur.

You have often heard that a mechanic is only as good as his tools. That is a half-truth. The mechanic must not only have the correct tools but must know the proper use of these tools.

Welcome,  This presentation is designed to provide you an overview about proper torque procedures needed during repairs, inspections, as well as best practices for maintenance.

During this course we will use excerpts from several sources to introduce you to information about general aviation small aircraft piston engine systems from several sources; including relevant FAA Advisory Circulars, NTSB accident case studies, relevant service information and best practices provided by aircraft manufacturers, repair stations and FAASTeam safety literature.


Proper torque of fasteners used in aviation is critical to continued safe operation.

If the tools, testing and procedures are not followed disastrous results can occur.

You have often heard that a mechanic is only as good as his tools. That is a half-truth. The mechanic must not only have the correct tools but must know the proper use of these tools.

Welcome,  This presentation is designed to provide you an overview about proper torque procedures needed during repairs, inspections, as well as best practices for maintenance.

During this course we will use excerpts from several sources to introduce you to information about general aviation small aircraft piston engine systems from several sources; including relevant FAA Advisory Circulars, NTSB accident case studies, relevant service information and best practices provided by aircraft manufacturers, repair stations and FAASTeam safety literature.

We hope that you enjoy this course and that you are able to find information you can use every day while you are working as an aircraft technician.

An end of the course exam is required to receive AMT course credit.

To receive appropriate course credit for this course you must:

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NOTE: Some links may take you to other sites or open windows on top of the course window. You will need to return to this course on FAASafety.gov to complete the exam. This might be as simple as closing all the additional windows. However, you may find it necessary to return to FAASafety.gov, log in again, and then "continue" the course from the Course List.

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Thank you for participating in the FY19 On-Line AMT awards safety program.


This course is designed to present you with information to help understand the use of tools, fasteners, manufactures instructions,  and ensure when required torque is specified that the task is properly accomplished.

The intended primary users of this program are owners, mechanics, and repair facilities of small single and multi-engine airplanes.  As part of this program we will review proper torque and  inspection procedures and more.  Many of the discussions and items covered will give you good ideas for incorporating them into your best practices you are performing now.

Much of the information in this presentation applies to the entire General Aviation fleet.  Actions owners and mechanics take based on these  practices will help protect the safety of the aircraft and, help maintain the investment in the aircraft while learning best practices.

The General Aviation Joint Safety Council (GAJSC) - Powerplant Working Group recently researched several aviation accidents that were due to improper torquing and developed a Safety Enhancement plan to increase awareness about aircraft maintenance.  The FAASTeam was asked to be a supporting organization along with other industry organizations and universities.  

Among the safety enhancement recommendations was outreach and education concerning A&Ps Checking Critical Parts During Maintenance.  This entailed the FAA and Industry to increase A&P awareness about the importance of checking critical parts whenever they are accessible, even if said parts are not the subject of the maintenance being performed.

This course is developed to renew and increase awareness about proper torque procedures in general and specifically detail the importance of best installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair practices for those parts requiring torquing of fasteners.