The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association brought together 22 representatives from the Dallas maintenance industry to plan next year’s March 6 and 7 PAMA Symposium.
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ICG, a developer and manufacturer of satellite-based global voice and data communications for cabin and flight-deck operations, has donated $2,000 to the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) Foundation to fund its annual Brian Bennett Scholarship. ICG vice president of product sales Jeff Saucedo presented the donation to PAMA board chairman Clark Gordon and new PAMA president John Casker.
Determination best describes the mood of this year’s Aviation Services & Suppliers SuperShow attendees. The event, held March 26 to 28 in Indianapolis, is the joint Professional Aviation Maintenance Association and National Air Transportation Association annual show.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) have sold their interests in the annual Aviation Services and Suppliers SuperShow, known as AS3, to Cygnus Business Media. The buyer is a diversified holding company that publishes trade magazines, including those for FBOs and maintenance technicians, and operates other trade shows.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) met some resistance when, in July 2005, it became an affiliate of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), but nearly three years on, time has shown the wisdom of the move. SAE brought large-association stability–and management expertise–to the table.
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.
Last year was the first National Air Transportation Association (NATA) FBO Leadership Conference, following the association’s splitting its annual conference into two parts, one for FBO-focused members and the other aimed at serving the charter industry.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) has announced leadership changes for this year. The organization’s board of directors selected John Casker as president, replacing Brian Finnegan, who is stepping down after eight years to head the SAE/PAMA Certification Program.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) and Jet Professionals, an aviation staffing company, have entered into a joint venture to provide professional staffing solutions to individual and corporate PAMA members. According to Brian Finnegan, president of PAMA, the new arrangement will offer members candidate searches, back-shop support, risk management and employee benefit and employment law consulting services.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) announced a new addition to its popular series of professional development workshops offered each year at the organization’s annual maintenance symposium. “Maintenance Resource Management” will focus on reducing the number of accidents and incidents while increasing safety and professionalism.