AviationPros LIVE 2013 Highlights

Products and people, plus live webcasting enlivened this year's show.


Live Streaming

For the first time, we provided live webcasting of the AMT Society Maintenance Skills Competition throughout the show. Plus, contest sponsor Snap-On Industrial also caught the interest of the local FOX news channel to come out and do a live report on the last day of competition. Finally, we tweeted highlights of the competition and received many responses posted to AviationPros.com, including:

  • “What a fantastic representation of our profession!! I wish that EVERY person who has EVER flown an airplane and not given a second thought to what goes into maintaining it could see this competition.”
  • “Gentlemen, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for representing WestJet in the 2013 AMT Skills Competition. I truly hope you all enjoy this experience, have fun and create new friendships / contacts with your fellow participants.”

Check out #AMTS2013MSC for more congrats.

A list of winners this year is as follows:

Commercial Aviation Category

  • 1st Place: FedEx Team LAX
  • 2nd Place: FedEx Team INDY
  • 3rd Place: UPS

MRO/OEM Category

  • 1st Place: Team Boeing
  • 2nd Place: TIMCO
  • 3rd Place: Lode Technology

School Category

  • 1st Place: Team Redstone College
  • 2nd Place: Spartan College of Aerospace & Technology, and Salt Lake Community College
  • 3rd Place: Aviation Institute of Maintenance Team Dallas

(NOTE: The 2013 AMTS MSC is the first year of the six years of competition that there was a tie for 2nd Place.)

Military Category

  • 1st Place: United States Coast Guard

General Aviation Category

  • 1st Place: Constant Aviation

The William F. “Bill” O’Brien Award for Excellence in Aircraft Maintenance was given to the FedEx Team LAX. The AMT Society also presented the Charles E. Taylor Professional AMT Award, given to the single most professional-looking, professional-acting and highest team-spirited competitor to U.S. Coast Guardsman AET 2 Michael Bosch from Air Station Clearwater, FL.


Make A Date

We’ll be holding next year’s AviationPros LIVE, March 25-26 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.

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