The cover of AMT magazine proudly states, Official Publication for AMTSociety. AMT magazine and the AMTSociety are separate organizations, and perhaps to some people they seem to appear to be one in the same. Make no mistake AMT magazine and AMTSociety work closely together for the mutual benefit of the aircraft maintenance industry which we serve.
As the official publication for AMTSociety, the pages of AMT magazine regularly contain AMTSociety updates from Executive Director Tom Hendershot, schedules for upcoming AMTSociety educational events, mention of new and existing AMTSociety corporate sponsors, coverage of the AMTSociety Maintenance Skills Competition, and highlights of industry activities that AMTSociety is involved with.
Earlier this year AMT magazine took on the task of producing a monthly digital newsletter for AMTSociety and I hosted a webinar where several of the AMTSociety board members spoke about the organization and the many benefits provided to its members and to the industry.
Over the last year I attended several of AMTSociety’s IA Renewal Consortium training events, affectionately called the “IA Roadshows” where I had the pleasure to meet and speak with many AMT magazine readers, aircraft maintenance technicians, maintenance managers, FAA staff, and event speakers. Once a new IA Roadshow schedule is finalized by AMTSociety, it will be published in AMT magazine and staff from the magazine plan to continue attending as many AMTSociety events as possible.
The relationship between AMT magazine and AMTSociety has become stronger than ever. I am pleased to announce that my colleague Michael Sasso, AMT National Sales Manager, who like me holds an A&P with decades of industry experience, and I have both been elected to the AMTSociety board of directors. Additionally, Gloria Cosby, executive vice president at Cygnus Business Media, having overall corporate responsibility for both AMT magazine and AMTSociety, has also become a member of the AMTSociety board of directors.
We are all very excited at the opportunity to work closely with AMTSociety Executive Director Tom Hendershot and all the board members who volunteer their time and individual talents. It’s our sincere intention that the support AMT magazine already provides to AMTSociety will be strengthened as AMTSociety continues to position itself as a premier industry organization.
For more information on how you or your company can become involved in the AMTSociety visit www.AviationPros.com and click on the AMTSociety logo, or go directly to www.AMTSociety.org.
Ron Donner has held both technical and management roles in general aviation and during his 27 years with Northwest Airlines. He holds FAA certificates as an A&P/IA and a commercial pilot.