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  • Communication is Key

    By Barb Zuehlke - Wednesday September 21, 2011
    Communication skills are often evaluated in companies and employees are often rated according to their personal skills. But what about companies? Lack of communication is at the top of the list of the twelve most common maintenance-related causes of...
  • A New Beginning

    - Thursday February 4, 2010
    Aircraft Maintenance Technology  has added Ronald Donner as Editor.  Ron comes to the magazine after a 27-year career with Northwest Airlines. Ron’s aviation career began at general aviation FBOs where for eight years he worked as a technician...
  • Readers in Action

    - Thursday October 16, 2008
    AMT has always been focused on the reader. Our editorial is targeted on the news, technology, and articles that benefit you, the aircraft mechanic. This time it's your turn. Once again we are having a contest choosing the best photo from our readers...
  • Welcome Aboard!

    - Thursday August 21, 2008
    AMT would like to introduce a new member to the team, Nick Sergi. Nick has a rich background of aviation experience. He recently retired as Director of Maintenance Training Services for FlightSafety after more than 34 years of service with the company...
  • IA Renewals

    - Thursday August 14, 2008
    First. the good news is that the IA renewals on the AMT/AMTSociety website are back up and running. Sorry for the inconvenience the delay caused. The deadline for renewal is March 31, 2009 but next year you have to submit training certficates for both...
  • It's All About Technology

    - Tuesday July 29, 2008
    This week marks the 50th anniversary of NASA. And in less than a month the FAA will turn 50.   And this week it’s EAA. Innovation and technology in a country fair atmosphere. Some of the new developments include:   • Cirrus Jet...
  • Building Awareness

    - Thursday July 24, 2008
    Last weekend was our local Relay for Life event. In a city of 11,000 we raised more than $230,000. We set the pace for other cities trying to set up fund-raising events.   But it isn’t just a two-day event. Fundraising events are set up...
  • Support Aviation

    - Thursday July 10, 2008
    With all the news of downsizing by the airlines, it's hard to find the good news. But attending an airshow in the summer months is a good place to start. Airshows bring together those passionate about the industry, whether pilot, mechanic, homebuilder...
  • Apprentice Program

    - Thursday July 3, 2008
    News came this week that Lufthansa Technik will add 280 apprentices to its training program this summer. The largest training centers are in Hamburg (137 new apprentices), Frankfurt (105), and Munich (30). Under the heading of "Technics Students...
  • FAA Manager Retires

    - Thursday June 26, 2008
    News from the FAA reports that the manager at the center of the Southwest Airlines safety incident has retired. See news item. Stephen Prentice wrote about the situation in the May issue: What Do You Have to Do to Get Fired? Bill O'Brien writes about...