A society is a group of people who organize for a specific purpose. Our group, AMTSociety, was formed in 2005 to provide a community for the aircraft maintenance industry. Currently we have 2,461 members. Members are technicians, maintenance managers and directors, engineers, students, instructors, and more.
Our purpose is to provide members with benefits that aid in personal and professional growth. The Society provides educational offerings and helps throughout all phases of development.
Over the next six months, five live IA renewal events will be held at locations around the country, including the AviationPros LIVE tradeshow in Las Vegas (http://aviationproslive.com). We have enhanced the topics offered during the live events, and registration is open on our web site (www.amtsociety.org/roadshow.jsp).
Other benefits include a 12-month subscription to Avjobs.com added onto an existing Avjobs.com subscription, one year of free access to the NCATT database and a 20 percent discount for the second year, two free passes to the AviationPros LIVE tradeshow, a Snap-on ratcheting screwdriver for new associate members, and discounts on Hertz car rentals. More member benefits are available with a few new ones announced later in this article, and we are working toward providing greater member benefits in the future.
AMTSociety is committed to the future growth of the maintenance profession through its scholarship programs and other student support programs. Aviation students receive a reduced membership fee. Through its recent leadership efforts with other key industry organizations, AMTSociety is recognized as a leading organization of the aviation maintenance profession.
Currently, AMTSociety has a group of nine volunteer directors, which includes me. These dedicated individuals provide input on the direction of AMTSociety, determining relevant initiatives, and assisting with any number of activities. In prior years, this number was greater. I feel the number of directors and advisors is not as important as what skills and experience are best for these leadership positions. Guidance to AMTSociety should come from a variety of segments: general aviation, MRO, airlines, corporate aviation, etc. We will continue to refine the blend and role of directors and advisors in order to provide the best guidance possible to AMTSociety, and in turn to our members.
AMTSociety receives support from its parent company Cygnus Business Media, in such areas as event management, administrative services, sales and marketing, print and digital content management, and financial stewardship. Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AMT) magazine is the Official Publication of AMTSociety and members are guaranteed a complimentary subscription.
Through leadership efforts, AMTSociety becomes recognized as an organization supporting the aircraft maintenance community and profession. Resulting initiatives can benefit our industry and our members.
Continual learning is a key component to aviation safety, your career, and our profession. Whether you are a student, a new A&P, a seasoned technician holding an Inspection Authorization (IA), a maintenance manager, or director of maintenance, we all understand the importance of training and continual learning.
Through our AMTSociety Roadshow Consortium, live training seminars and ongoing learning opportunities are provided that are accepted by the FAA for IA renewal training. All maintenance professionals are encouraged to attend, not just those choosing to use such training for IA renewal.
Watch for regular updates in AMTSociety newsletters, on the AMTSociety web site, and in Aircraft Maintenance Technology magazine.
Ronald (Ron) Donner, AMTSociety Executive Director
AMTSociety Partners with ARSA on Education Offerings and Member Benefits
AMTSociety columns have discussed the importance of collaboration with other aviation organizations.
I’m honored to announce a collaboration with the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA). (More details are provided below.)
Maintenance Skills Competition Results and Avjobs
Tom Hendershot AMTSociety executive director recently provided this membership update on their website. Since AMT Magazine works hand-in-hand with AMTSociety I felt posting this letter provides...