State of AMTSociety Address
Currently the board of directors is busy working with representatives from Australia, Canada, China, and Finland to give them the information they need to become entrants in the Maintenance Skills Competition at Aviation Industry Expo. This will also help our international membership status.
There will be 11 cities on the docket for AMTSociety’s IA renewal training schedule before the March 31, 2010, deadline. We’ll be returning to cities we’ve trained in for the past two years, plus we’ve added new cities. Check out the schedule and plan to attend a program near you.
AMTSociety’s involvement in organizations which help improve industry training, safety issues, human factors, self-improvement, etc., is continuing in every way possible by membership and interaction with the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC); National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT); Joint Services Aviation Maintenance Technician Certification Council; National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) Maintenance Management Committee; and many more. All of these organizations are in the process of advising the FAA on the issues that affect our everyday work. The intent is to make our environment in regards to training, safety, work habits, human factors, and self-improvement the best it can be to improve industry standards.
As I am writing this to you, the FAA is a signature away from issuing Advisory Circular 65-25E Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program which will have some new procedures in regards to how you train and record-keeping procedures. Look for further details after it has been issued.
— Tom Hendershot
2009-10 AMTSociety IA Renewals
Sept. 12, 2009, Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Oct. 14, 2009, Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
Oct. 28, 2009, Mahwah, NJ
Nov. 11, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
Dec. 9, 2009, Seattle, WA (SEA)
Jan. 13, 2010, Houston, TX (HOU)
Jan. 27, 2010, Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Feb. 10, 2010, Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Feb. 24, 2010, Kansas City, MO (MCI)
March 16-17, 2010, Las Vegas, NV (LAS) Aviation Industry Exposition
March 24, 2010, Denver, CO (DEN)
Corporate sponsor: Alberth Aviation
Alberth Airparts and Alberth Aviation, located in the Houston area, are innovators in the corporate jet aircraft support market. Alberth Airparts originally began in 1995 as a one-person operation. By 2004, Alberth Aviation followed and expanded into the ground support equipment and specialty tooling business.
Alberth Airparts owns both rotable and consumable parts supporting a wide variety of corporate class jet aircraft. It also buys excess and surplus inventory and offers consignment options. Its central Texas location and 24/7 AOG service allows for last-minute overnight delivery nationwide.
Alberth Aviation’s company motto is: “We only make it if we can improve existing designs and make it for less money.” The company prides itself on working with mechanics to solve problems that occur in the hangar.
Its product line includes lavatory service carts, bottled water carts, wheel/brake dollies, custom carts for specific customer needs, jack adapters, spanner sockets, fairing removal tools, and backlash tools for Falcon Jets. The company has performed extensive research on its Aviation Tire Inflation Cage. It has videos to show how dangerous servicing aviation tires can be without the proper safety equipment.
Rudy Alberth founded the original company and manages the sales and prototyping of new products. Lou Kahanek joined the company in 2005 and manages operations, production, and administrative functions. For more information visit www.alberthaviation.com.
Corporate sponsor: Dayton-Granger
Established more than 65 years ago in Dayton, OH, Dayton-Granger (DG) is a manufacturer of antennas, electrostatics, and lightning protection equipment for aircraft and other applications.