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  • Retaining Talent: Business Warfare in the 21st Century

    By ServiceElements, Christine Hill - Wednesday January 15, 2014
    In today’s world, with each passing day, it is becoming harder and harder to find, and retain, talented service providers who really understand and stand behind your company’s core mission.  In today’s market, where price and technology...
  • Death Of Ramp Worker At Logan: Reminder To Review Vehicle Back-Up Procedures

    By John Goglia - Tuesday January 14, 2014
    We won’t know for some time what happened at Boston’s Logan International Airport that resulted in a ramp worker being killed by a lavatory waste truck he was guiding to an aircraft. According to media reports, the truck was backing up when the...
  • The A340: An Ambition That Didn't Pay Off

    By Zilvinas Sadauskas - Wednesday January 8, 2014
    In the beginning of December Airbus announced its plans to raise the seat count of the existing A340s by 8% and improve the plane’s economics as well as lower maintenance expenses for operators due to the commonality of A340s parts with some of the...
  • A New Year 'Eminder

    By Todd Allen - Wednesday January 8, 2014
    Here’s a simple reminder in the new year about the financial benefit of electric tractors. We all know about the environmental benefit. You can prevent a million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere by eliminating emissions from just one...
  • Textron Buys Beech

    By Ralph Hood - Wednesday January 8, 2014
    Well, I’ll be danged . Textron is buying Beech. Now, let me see—Textron owns Cessna. That means Cessna and Beech will be joined. We have come full circle. “Thereby,” as the great Bard himself put it so well, “hangs a tale.” This will...
  • Screeners With Guns - Worst Idea Revisited

    By Art Kosatka - Wednesday January 8, 2014
    Ordinarily I try not to extend these columns to a previous issue, but this one just hangs on like that bad odor in your basement.  Recall that the recent shooter event at LAX has brought out the Congressional grand-standers and the 2 nd amendment...
  • Happy New Year (SPECIAL VIDEO EDITION)

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday January 7, 2014
    While many of us returned to work last Thursday, this first full week of 2014 seems more like the official start. And thanks to the polar vortex, aviation workers are ringing in the new year by making the best of very tough circumstances. This...
  • 25th Anniversary Of Pan Am 103 Reminds Us Of Importance Of Cargo Handling

    By John Goglia - Tuesday January 7, 2014
    [EDITOR’S NOTE: During the recent holidays, we didn’t deliver our e-newsletter with the same frequency. Here’s a blog that John wrote that we weren’t able to publish until today.] I have often said that there are no unimportant jobs in...
  • 2014 Will Be a Year of Celebration

    By Ronald Donner - Sunday December 22, 2013
    Exactly one year from now AMT will have been in publication for 25 years, consistently providing articles directed toward aircraft maintenance in all segments of the industry. Many of the same authors and companies from that first issue are still with...
  • Watch Out! The Guvmint Wants More Money

    By Ralph Hood - Wednesday December 18, 2013
    Well, I reckon the guvmint has finally decided to work on the deficit. As you know, it’s been spending more—a lot more—than it takes in every year. Now the guvmint needs money, and there may be no entity in world history more dangerous than...