AMTSociety State of the Industry Address
Welcome back to all of you that were able to take vacation and enjoy time to be with your family, relaxing, and getting some rest. And to everyone, I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed a safe summer.
Finish all the steps before calling the task complete. Does this sound basic? Yes it is … but there continues to be maintenance-induced aircraft accidents where the mechanic had not followed the order of the steps, did not finish a step, or did not complete all the steps of the task as instructed. Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) contains the sequential steps for completing a task. It goes without saying (but I will write it anyway!) that the sequence of steps developed by the manufacturer is very important. The job will be performed correctly and safely when each individual step is started and completed, one step at a time in sequential order.
It is not a bingo game out there. It really is a matter of safety and safety cannot be compromised.
Stay safe, Tom Hendershot
Moving away from paper
A reminder for those of you that are also certificated pilots, effective Oct. 1, 2012, pilots must use FAA MedXPress to complete an electronic application for an Airman Medical Certificate or Airman Medical and Student Pilot Certificate, FAA Form 8500-8. As many of you know, the federal government is taking steps across the board to become more efficient and to reduce costs, and our move to electronic records is consistent with those initiatives.
If you have any technical issues, you may reach MedXPress support at (877) 287-6731 or https://medexpress.faa.gov.
2012 – 2013 AMTSociety IA Renewal Consortium Program
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 (FLL)
Holiday Inn and Suites
3003 N. University Dr.
Sunrise, FL 33322-1610
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
Doubletree Hotel Mahwah
180 Rt. 17 S.
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1240
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 (SEA)
Holiday Inn SeaTac Intl. Airport
17338 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98188-3530
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 (IAH)
Express Jet Airlines Training Center
17445 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, TX 77032-6029
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 (ATL)
Doubletree Hotel Atlanta Airport
3400 Norman Berry Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30344-5111
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 (PHX)
Holiday Inn and Suites Phoenix Airport
3220 S. 48th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85040-1747
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 (MCI)
KCI Expo Center
11730 N.W. Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64153-2056
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 (LAS)
Held in conjunction with AviationPros LIVE
Las Vegas Convention Center – Center Hall
3150 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109-9096
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 (DEN)
The Summit Conference & Event Center
411 Sable Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80011-8800
Saturday, April 13, 2013 (MCO)
ATEC Annual Meeting and FAA/DME Renewal
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort
1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8406