State of AMTSociety Address
AMTSociety IA Renewal Consortium program concluded on a positive note Saturday, April 9 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with ATEC at the 51st annual conference of the Aviation Technicians Education Council. It is nice to report to you that our overall attendance increased again to 1,096, which represents an increase for each of the past three years.
I’ve already started to work on the schedule for the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012. We will conduct seminars at our existing sites plus we are going to add some new sites. Please watch the upcoming issues of AMT and our web sites for the new schedule.
“Refer-a-Friend Program” is effective April 1, 2011; you will receive a free Snap-on ratcheting screwdriver with AMTSociety logo engraved on the handle when you refer friends to join. All new members to AMTSociety will also receive a screwdriver. The limited edition screwdrivers will be given as long as supplies last. A $61.25 value, the screwdriver is in addition to all the other AMTSociety benefits.
Aviation technician groups unite
AMTSociety, the National Business Aviation Association Maintenance Committee, and the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association have agreed to align their common interests on behalf of aviation technicians throughout the industry. Meeting recently at the NBAA Maintenance Managers Conference in San Diego, leaders of each group agreed to collaborate on issues related to aviation maintenance, including regulatory concerns, National AMT Day, and the education of technicians. This intiative puts together for the first time, a prominent force dedicated to promoting the aircraft technician and professionalism within the ranks. Each organization will maintain its autonomy and mission while partnering on issues of mutual interest.