Aircraft Maintenance Technician

June 9, 2008 - 7:49am

The FAA has awarded Dassault Aircraft Services Wilmington the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Certificate of Excellence. It is the highest of five awards an organization can receive for its dedication to maintenance training.

June 9, 2008 - 7:23am

The 23rd annual NBAA Maintenance Management Conference, held April 15 through 18, was by any measure a significant success. The weather couldn’t have been nicer except for some unusually stiff winds that kicked up the Daytona Beach surf and made the golf outing a bit more challenging. Despite the dates’ overlapping Aviation Week’s MRO 2008 Conference and Exhibition, the turnout shattered the MMC’s best record.

April 30, 2008 - 9:27am

Honda Aircraft’s announcement that it will offer the $3.65 million HondaJet for sale in the European market beginning this month “is a big milestone,” according to Michimasa Fujino, president of the start-up aircraft manufacturer. “We have a lot of customer inquiries from the European market,” he said.

March 19, 2008 - 6:10am

Maintenance professionals will soon be able to quantify the training they have received as a part of their jobs. Recently, the Aircraft Maintenance Society (AMS) was taken under the wing of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) to form PAMA-AMS. The organization’s members will be able to establish a baseline of current qualifications and work toward achieving higher educational milestones and validate their achievements.

January 17, 2008 - 11:37am

In a study on the projected number of aircraft mechanics and technicians needed in the future, the General Accounting Office said the FAA’s mechanic training curriculum has not changed significantly in more than 50 years.

January 17, 2008 - 11:37am

In a study on the projected number of aircraft mechanics and technicians needed in the future, the General Accounting Office said the FAA’s mechanic training curriculum has not changed significantly in more than 50 years.

October 10, 2007 - 8:51am

“We’re having trouble getting students. Becoming an A&P mechanic doesn’t seem to be as attractive to students coming out of high school as it used to be,” suggested Laura Hopkins, associate dean of aviation at South Seattle Community College, Seattle.

October 9, 2007 - 12:05pm

Construction of Wing Aviation has begun at Montgomery County Airport in Conroe, Texas. The new facility, scheduled to be in operation by next April, will include a 54,000-sq-ft hangar for airframe and avionics maintenance, custom refurbishing and detailing. Wing intends to specialize in Gulfstream maintenance. In addition, the company will provide complete line services, according to president John Wing.

October 8, 2007 - 11:28am

The FAA’s Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) is designed to identify and correct dangerous operational situations that might not come to the attention of the agency or company management. The FAA introduced ASAP to pilots in 1996 in an effort to encourage them to disclose their errors and to identify the contributing factors.

October 8, 2007 - 10:02am

The FAA presented Elliott Aviation’s Moline, Ill., and Omaha, Neb. service facilities with the Diamond Award of Excellence for aviation maintenance training for the fifth consecutive year. The honor, which is part of the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) awards program and is the highest achievement of its kind, recognizes technicians and maintenance facilities for excellence in maintenance training.

 
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