Revised sample exams are available at www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_questions/.
The FAA does not make all questions in its A&P knowledge test bank available to the public; instead it provides a representative sample, which it periodically revises as detailed in a "What's New" document. According to the most recent What's New, rotax questions were removed from the question bank, and minor adjustments to wording were made to questions on aircraft drawings, basic electricity, basic physics, cleaning and corrosion control, fluid lines and fittings, ground operations and servicing, human factors, maintenance forms and records, maintenance publications, materials and processes, mathematics, mechanic privileges and limitations, and weight and balance.
Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (ASA) publishes specific changes made to sample exams for each test roll. That analysis can be found at www.asa2fly.com/FAA-Knowledge-Exams-W22C162.aspx.
The council continues to work through the airman certification standards (ACS) working group to ensure a documented and transparent process for creating, vetting and revising test bank questions. The FAA will begin utilizing the ACS this summer to review and modify the test bank. ATEC Treasurer and Embry-Riddle University Aviation Maintenance Science Department Chairman Chuck Horning is the industry representative on that review board.
Stay tuned for updates on everything ATEC members need to know as well as ways that you can help the council and the AMTS community.