Engineering drawings and prints (copies of drawings) are essential tools in the design and manufacture of aircraft. An engineering drawing is used to describe an object by means of lines and symbols. With the use of a print or a drawing, an engineer can convey to those who build, inspect, operate, and maintain aircraft and spacecraft the necessary instructions for ordering the materials, making the parts, assembling the units, and finishing the surfaces. Drawings constitute the abbreviated written language of the aerospace industry, a shorthand method for presenting information that would take many pages of manuscript to transmit. The aviation maintenance technician must be able to correctly interpret the ...
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