AMTSociety Update

AMTSociety Education/IA Refresher Events Scheduled

After a very successful 2013/2014 series of Education/IA Refresher Live Events, AMTSociety is confirming locations and dates for the 2014/2015 series. We’ll return to most of the same locations and many speakers and exhibitors will return. We are pleased to announce that Education/IA Refresher Events have been confirmed for the following locations:

Kansas City, MO

October 8, 2014 (Wednesday)

Holiday Inn KCI Airport & KCI Expo Center

11728 NW Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153


Denver, CO

November 3, 2014 (Monday)

The Summit Conference and Event Center

411 Sable Blvd., Aurora, CO 80011


Tulsa, OK

December 5, 2014 (Friday)

Tulsa Tech Riverside Campus

801 E. 91st, Tulsa, OK 74132


Atlanta, GA

January 16, 2015 (Friday)

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport Millennium Center

2031 Sullivan Rd., College Park, GA 30337

Additional locations are being confirmed and we also have moved some of the events to different venues and different dates. Many factors are considered when determining which locations we decide to hold these events around the country such as venue availability, speaker availability, which cities have similar (or no) events, the number of past and number of potential attendees.

We’ll be finalizing additional locations over the next month so watch for updates on, in the next AMTSociety Newsletters, the AMTSociety Update section in Aircraft Maintenance Technology Magazine, the Events page on, and a series of AMTSociety E-Blasts.

AMTSociety Thanks its Corporate and School Members

AMTSociety values the many organizations that support our mission to promote and support the aircraft maintenance industry, the individuals who work in this industry, and students who have elected to learn about aviation and someday make it a career. Each month we will highlight one or more of our important industry partners.

Alberth Aviation

Alberth Aviation designs and makes any number of special tools and support equipment for maintenance and support of general and business aviation aircraft. Alberth works directly with mechanics to solve problems that occur in the hangar in real life. The select product line is manufactured to the highest quality standards, and is true to the company tagline: "Better Design, Better Value, Just Better".

Alberth’s company motto is: “We only make it if we can improve existing designs and make it for less money”. The goal is a better designed tool at a better value, or simply put, just better. 

Some of the items available are tire inflation cages, wheel and brake installation equipment, lavatory servicing carts, and numerous specialty tools designed to assist the aircraft mechanic. Alberth Aviation is also available for custom projects and tool and equipment rental. For more information visit

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM)

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is part of a successful group of companies, which first began in Norfolk, VA, in 1969. AIM offers programs in Aviation Maintenance Technician, Aviation Maintenance Technical Engineer, Aviation Maintenance Technician Electronics, Advanced Structures Technician, and Avionics Technician. AIM currently has 11 aviation maintenance schools certificated by the FAA at the following locations; Duluth, GA (Atlanta area); Indianapolis, IN; Chesapeake, VA; Las Vegas, NV; Casselberry, FL (Orlando area); Oakland, CA; Kansas City, MO; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Philadelphia, PA; and Manassas, VA (Washington, D.C., area).

As the largest provider of Part 147 training in the United States, AIM is focused on providing a quality technical education, in the least amount of time. The fast track AMT curriculum provides everything the student needs to qualify for the A&P Certificate in 80 instructional weeks. Each AIM location also has dedicated placement offices to help the graduates find that “just right” job.

AIM is serious about being an active partner with the industry. Each campus is a member of the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC), AMTSociety, and other national organizations representing the interests of aviation maintenance technicians. Each AIM instructor is a member of AMTSociety and many attend the annual IA Renewal Seminars to help them stay current with the trends and challenges they might have missed out on because they were no longer on the hangar floor. AIM has participated in the workgroup drafting the next set of changes to Part 147, the workgroup looking at changes for the Mechanic practical exam, and many other national committees affecting the aviation maintenance industry. For more information visit