Aircraft Maintenance Technician

September 30, 2010 - 6:08am

Hillsboro Aviation executives believe the company is being punished for good behavior.

The operator of the world’s second-largest civil helicopter flight school said it will fight a proposed $580,000 FAA civil penalty for alleged maintenance and air safety issues that occurred in 2008 and were voluntarily reported to the agency, and that it has already spent “millions of dollars” correcting.  

September 15, 2010 - 9:53am

West Star Aviation donated a Learjet 35A to Northwestern Community College in Rangely, Colo. The company acquired the airplane last year as a source of parts for another Learjet project. That airplane “needed a fairly significant amount of work, and quite a few parts and components needed replacement.

May 7, 2010 - 6:25am

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has developed a new maintenance honor open to any full-time aircraft and/or components maintenance or repair business or a Part 91, 121, 125, 127, 129, 133, 135, 137, 141, 145 or 147 entity that conducts aviation maintenance.

November 24, 2009 - 7:43am

March 16 through 18 marks the dates for the third annual Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Society’s maintenance skills competition (MSC). The event will be held in conjunction with the Aviation Industry Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

October 30, 2009 - 8:27am

On March 31 last year the FAA added a section to FAR Part 65 regarding airframe and powerplant mechanics’ certificates, but most A&Ps are not aware of it.

October 19, 2009 - 8:09am

FlightSafety International (Booth No. 2678), with customers in 154 countries, is here at the NBAA Convention with news of a host of new products, services and awards. The company has rolled out a new online recurrent international procedures training system, as well as new availability for King Air 200 and Bell 200/400 series helicopter training.

September 30, 2009 - 10:35am

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) is asking its members to participate in a study of how people view the aircraft mechanic career path. Pat Kinane, senior quality assurance auditor for AAR, told AIN he is pursuing the project as a dissertation study toward a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from Capalla University.

August 27, 2009 - 9:13am

A number of business jets–more than 3,000 by some estimates–are sitting idle on the ramp as their owners wait for the economy to improve. According to Rich Schuller, founder of Schuller Aerospace Services International of Scottsdale, Ariz., there could be trouble brewing for those owners.

July 22, 2009 - 10:31am

The FAA has issued a Notice of New Task Assignment for the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to develop maintenance requirements for aircraft used in commercial air-tour operations as covered in 14 CFR Part 136–Commercial Air Tours and National Parks Air Tour Management.

June 30, 2009 - 12:02pm

Aviation Resource Group has added mobile aircraft maintenance and repair to its services. The first phase of the expansion is stationed at Long Island MacArthur Airport to cover all of Long Island and Northern New Jersey GA airports. The company plans to expand its service into the surrounding tristate area. A fully equipped customized panel van manned by FAA-certified A&P mechanics will drive directly to the aircraft in need of service.