Corporate sponsors: Cutter Aviation
Steve Sims, service manager at Cutter’s Phoenix location, accepts a plaque from Tom Hendershot (right) as a corporate sponsor of AMTSociety. For more about Cutter Aviation see page 63 of the November/December 2007 issue of Aircraft Maintenance Technology.
Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is preparing to meet the growing demand for FAA-certified aviation maintenance technicians through its mechanics and avionic technician programs. AIM has nine campuses nationwide including Atlanta, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Manassas, Philadelphia, Virginia Beach, Dallas, Houston, and Orlando, as well as a broad national and international recruiting program.
Its long-standing relationships with industry leaders helps AIM to design innovative programs to suit the needs of the people who hire the graduates. By keeping abreast of current industry trends, AIM is able to invest in relevant equipment, training aids, faculty, and student services to help support student career goals while providing client companies with the specific qualifications they desire in a new AMT.
Today, as in the past, AIM is dedicated to providing students with a quality education in aviation maintenance technology. “We stand behind our commitment while students are attending school, when they have graduated and through their aviation career,” states LaVern Phillips, national director for Aviation Institute of Maintenance.
LaVern Phillips (bottom photo)accepts an award from Executive Director Tom Hendershot for becoming an AMTSociety corporate sponsor.
Aviation Technician Education Council
Another new corporate sponsor is Aviation Technician Education Council, ATEC. It is an organization of FAA-approved aviation maintenance technician schools and supporting industries. It was founded in 1961 and serves as a communication tool and a liaison between schools, industry, and the FAA. ATEC conducted a series of FAR Part 147 workshops on behalf of the FAA to standardize the understanding and interpretation of Part 147 schools and FAA inspectors. This lead to the regulations being rewritten in 1992.
Missing: General Aviation Award winners
The GA Awards Committee is missing the names of several past national-level recipients.
Each year for more than four decades, the General Aviation Awards program has recognized aviation professionals for their contributions to aviation, education, and flight safety. The program, a cooperative effort between the FAA and more than a dozen industry sponsors, aims to identify individuals on the local, regional, and national levels as Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) of the Year, Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) of the Year, Avionics Technician of the Year, and FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year (previously known as the Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year).
As there is no single place where all the names are displayed, and where all national recipients are publicly recognized, the Experimental Aircraft Association is considering erecting such a display in its EAA AirVenture museum. However, in spite of extensive research, the GA Awards Committee is missing the names of several past national-level recipients. The committee is attempting to identify the National CFIs of the Year for 1968-1971 and 1973-1975, as well as the National AMTs of the Year for 1974 through 1976.
If you have any information that may assist in identifying the missing national CFIs and AMTs, contact GA Awards Committee chairperson JoAnn Hill in Colorado at (303) 485-8136 or GenAviationAwds@aol.com.
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