SMS and Your Organization

Safety management systems are a hot topic in the industry and should be on the minds of many maintenance professionals soon, if not already. In order to learn more AMT has been meeting with maintenance and training organizations, and has attended the Cygnus Aviation Expo, Heli-Expo, AEA, and the NBAA Maintenance Managers Conference.

There are many questions about the meaning and exact definition of “SMS” today. Hopefully everyone got a chance to read last month’s AMT online article by Barry Ballenger titled “From The FAA: SMS: What Does It Mean for the AMT?” and Majella McDonald’s Management Matters article “What’s in Your Toolbox?” If you haven’t gotten a chance to read them, Google them and then be sure to visit to sign up to view our next webinar (yes, for FREE!) on Safety Management Systems and Your Organization.

On June 8 at 1 p.m. Central Time, AMT will be hosting a live webinar on SMS moderated by Technical Editor, Ronald Donner. Ron will be joined by two guest speakers: Robert Baron and Jerry Allen, industry experts on SMS.

Once you’re signed up, we’ll be sure to send you a reminder before the event and in case you miss the live webinar we’ll send you a link to view the archived version later, at a time of your convenience. I’d like to thank the guest speakers and sponsors for making these webinars possible; stay tuned for more great information!

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Readers in Action Contest ends soon!

One last reminder to submit your best photos to be included in the contest to be featured on our June issue cover. The winner will also receive $250!

For the Readers in Action contest we are looking for photos of you on the job, in the hangar, working on an aircraft, in the shop, on the ramp, or in the field (extra points if AMT magazine is in the shot).

Let us hear from you. You can send high-res photos to with Readers in Action Contest in the subject line. Or you can mail them to: Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Readers in Action Contest, 1233 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. Deadline is May 16. Don’t forget your contact information so we can contact you if you win!!


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