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  • International Civil Aviation Day

    By Ronald Donner - Wednesday December 7, 2011
    This week‘s industry news contained many reports and commentaries relating to airline bancrupcy filings and the resignation of the FAA Administrator. News, yes, but both unfortunate even negative events in our industry. An important date in world...
  • AMTSociety Roadshow in Seattle

    By Ronald Donner - Wednesday November 16, 2011
    Last week I traveled to Seattle, Washington, where I attended the AMTSociety Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewal training event. Approximately 60 A&P/IA technicians were present coming from the usual array of aircraft maintenance segments including...
  • AviationPros.com

    By Ronald Donner - Tuesday November 1, 2011
    The all new Cygnus Aviation portal www.AviationPros.com went live this week. As a reminder, if you visit the original AMTOnline.com you will be automatically redirected to the new site. Whether we embrace the “digital age” or not, most...
  • Business Aviation Gathers

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday October 6, 2011
    Next week the business aviation community will gather in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the NBAA2011 64th Annual Meeting & Convention. The Las Vegas Convention Center will be bustling with aviation people and products, along with business, educational and...
  • Where Were You?

    - Thursday September 8, 2011
    The date 9/11 and the events of that tragic day in 2001 has remained on the minds of most Americans. Do you remember where you were that September morning 10 years ago? I was working in the Quality Assurance group at Northwest Airlines and several of...
  • Floating Over the Countryside

    - Thursday August 25, 2011
    Being an enthusiast for all things aviation I’ve had the chance to fly in some interesting machines; not near as many as I would like with still more on my bucket list. I have piloted or flown in the usual array of GA aircraft, a few helicopters...
  • Actively Engaged Defined

    - Thursday August 11, 2011
    The much anticipated clarification by the FAA regarding the definition of “actively engaged†for the purposes of Inspection Authorization (IA) renewal was published last week in the August 4, 2011 Federal Register/Volume 76, No. 150. The FAA...
  • Aviation Green

    - Thursday July 28, 2011
    The beginning days of the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin were filled with the usual sunshine, hot temperatures, and airplanes old and new. But the first session I attended was nothing like the traditional sessions I generally attend. This one was all...
  • AMTSociety Update

    - Thursday July 14, 2011
    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 non-AMTSociety readers the ability to also understand more of...
  • Aviation Groups Respond

    - Thursday June 30, 2011
    Last night as I went through my email it was clear from the number of press releases in my inbox that President Obama had created a stir among the general and business aviation segments of our industry. In a press conference yesterday the President made...