Whatever happened to the Designated Airworthiness Maintenance Inspector?
Who is responsible for the airworthiness of an aircraft? Is the pilot? The owner? Or the mechanic? Who has to ensure that the aircraft is airworthy?
If a handwritten logbook entry is neat, well-organized, readable, and signed with pride, you can be confident that 99 times out of 100 the work performed is airworth
Part 2 of Bill O'Brien's last article
Part 1 of Bill O'Brien's last article
Share memories and lessons learned from the industry champion
How students from Minnesota’s NCTC pulled themselves up and refused to accept closure of their school.
Career advice to high school seniors
Modern day whistleblowers
How to improve communications between mechanics and pilots by knowing the characteristics of each.
Tech reps rise to the challenge every day
A human factors case study: Qantas’ nitrogen cart
Information that will help the responsible individual
By Bill O’Brien
In an email from Joe Escobar, the editor of this magazine, he wrote: “There seems to be a trend for OEMs to cover their hind ends by incorporating language in their service bulletins that the service bulletin is an amendment to...
O’Brien comments on some industry events
A chance to offer a bit of advice to the new FAA Administrator
Make sure the tool fits the mechanic.
Bill's take on the two-year IA renewal.
Retired from the FAA, O'Brien will still cover the maintenance side of the industry for AMT
Bill O’Brien’s farewell as he enters the fourth career stage
I have put together a list of lessons learned that I wish someone had given me when I was a brand new, right out of the box, aircraft mechanic.
When you are on the road a lot the chances of getting sick are always high.