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  • French Court Ruling

    - Thursday December 9, 2010
    This week a French court ruled that Continental Airlines and Continental Airlines technician John Taylor were guilty of involuntary manslaughter for their respective roles in the Air France Concorde accident. Some of you may have been following the...
  • FAA to Clarify "Actively Engaged"

    - Thursday November 18, 2010
    Last week Friday the FAA released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to as they put it, “…clarify the term actively engaged for the purposes of application and renewal of an inspection authorization.†Docket ID No: FAA-2010-1060...
  • Recognition

    - Thursday November 4, 2010
    There are several ways of recognizing the efforts of individual aviation professionals these days. For technicians a couple well-known achievement awards are the FAA Charles E. Taylor Master Mechanic Award for achieving 50 years in aircraft maintenance...
  • NBAA Lands in Atlanta

    - Thursday October 14, 2010
    The National Business Aviation Association or NBAA holds its 63rd Annual Meeting and Convention next week October 19, 20, and 21, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the huge event where tens of thousands of attendees...
  • Two Airline Related Announcements

    - Thursday September 30, 2010
    Over the past week two very different yet significant news reports relating to the airline industry caught my attention; both posted on AMTOnline.com. First, as you probably know by now, yet another airline merger was announced. Southwest Airlines...
  • Job Growth

    - Thursday September 23, 2010
    By now you’ve probably seen last week’s crew assessment forecast from Boeing regarding the need for technicians and pilots over the next 20 years. AMT posted the news on AMTOnline so I won’t restate all that was said. You can view...
  • Flight Simulators and the News

    - Thursday September 9, 2010
    Last week the newspaper USA Today ran an article citing recent NTSB reports regarding the use of simulators for pilot training. In short the article says there are flaws in simulator training for pilots, and these flaws have attributed to aircraft or...
  • From the FAA

    - Thursday August 26, 2010
    For all of you IAs out there the following is information sent to AMT by Edward L. Hall from the Federal Aviation Administration’s General Aviation Branch, AFS-350 in Washington, D.C. His note provides awareness to recent changes the FAA made to...
  • Aviation Safety Action Program — ASAP

    - Thursday August 19, 2010
    A news report earlier this month mentioned how the union representing mechanics at one of the regional airlines in this country decided to suspend their involvement in the Aviation Safety Action Program or ASAP. You can read the news report on AMTOnline...
  • 2010 AirVenture in Review

    - Thursday August 5, 2010
    As I mentioned in my last blog myself and several of my colleagues from AMT and AMTSociety attended the EAA 2010 AirVenture last week. For those of you who attended or followed the event you’re aware that heavy rain prior to the event affected...