It’s Official

It’s official — AMTSociety is now the co-sponsor of the 11th annual Aviation Industry Expo, to be held March 18-20, 2008 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX. AMTSociety will join the ranks of long-time event co-sponsor National Air Transportation Association (NATA).

AMTSociety will drive the educational content offered to maintenance professionals attending Aviation Industry Expo. In partnership with organizations such as Embry-Riddle and the National Center for Aircraft Technician Training (NCATT), attendees can participate in IA renewal sessions, skills competition, and various social activities.

Additional partnerships are developing to further enhance the maintenance offerings at Aviation Industry Expo, including management training and maintenance management coursework under the direction of event co-sponsor, National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) Aviation Maintenance and System Technology Committee.

According to Anthony (Tony) Costa, chairman of the NATA Maintenance and System Technology Committee, “We are very excited about working with the AMTSociety board of directors to provide the best education, training, and personal development opportunities for aviation maintenance professionals. The 2008 Aviation Industry Expo will enable the AMTSociety and NATA to highlight new technical developments and business tactics before key maintenance leaders.”

Additionally, AMTSociety will hold its first-ever annual meeting in concurrence with Aviation Industry Expo.

Group show director Jill Ryan adds, “We are delighted to welcome the AMTSociety to this pivotal role in Aviation Industry Expo. An enthusiastic advocate of the maintenance community, the Society plays an essential part in the aviation industry. This strategic new direction will strengthen the maintenance segment of Aviation Industry Expo and better serve the needs of our customers, both exhibitors and attendees.”

In less than a year, under executive director Tom Hendershot’s leadership, AMTSociety has doubled its membership. Hendershot has recruited industry leaders to a board of directors and is initiating a 20-city “IA Renewal Roadshow” beginning in October 2007.

Look for more information on the IA Renewal Roadshow beginning in October. The idea is to provide mechanics with as many opportunities for exposure to IA renewal opportunities and professional development as possible. This year, it’s imperative that IA’s know they still need to obtain their eight hours of recurrency training even though they don’t need to turn in the information until 2009. So we’re bringing IA renewal opportunities to you via more than 20 locations throughout the United States. Check our web site or your mailbox for more information.

Greg Napert
Proud to be an A&P