Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Management; Operations; Insight. AMT is written for aircraft maintenance professionals of any level. Editorial is focused on the latest technology and maintenance best practices, as well as business trends and outlooks. Issues include regular coverage of the entire aviation industry including: airline, business aviation, general aviation, military, commercial MRO, and rotorcraft. Additional articles include AMTSociety Update, From the FAA, and Industry Insight columns from leading industry organizations like ARSA, ATEC, GAMA, and a regular aviation focused insurance column. AMT reaches more than 42,000 aircraft maintenance professionals with our print and digital circulation and has digital products including a daily newsletter and website, AviationPros.com.
We Survey the Vital Signs...
Reliability and availability are major factors in aircraft economics
By Bill deDecker
Reliability and availability are two of the
vital signs of any aviation operation. If the reliability...
New Year’s Resolution
Review policies and programs for compliance
By Fred Workley
As aircraft maintenance professionals, we
spend a lot of time at airports or at aviation maintenance facilities. We need to keep our...
The most preventable type of FOD
By Michelle Garetson
Your Mother was probably the first one to teach you about Foreign Object Debris (FOD) and tool control through her "Pick up your toys" campaigns. Her...
Are they all there or do we need more?
By Joe Hertzler
This is the second of a three-part series
discussing maintenance records and the regulations that require we record the maintenance we perform...
Creating Effective Training For Today’s Maintenance Environment
By Lonnie Williams
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, is the slogan of the complacent, the arrogant, or the scared. It’s really an excuse for inaction and...
Positive work habits can lead to a safer workplace
By Nicholas J. Onufer, RN
Regardless of what we do for a living, safety in the workplace affects everyone. We hear about it, we talk about it, and...
Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL) Part 2
Development and utilization
By Jack Hessburg
Continuing on from the last column regarding
what an MEL is and why it’s important, let’s examine the details of the list and how it...
A Hidden Source of Fatigue
By Gordon Dupont
Fatigue is an industry problem that we are finally just beginning to come to grips with. It is a problem that our industry has vastly underestimated and that we have...
Diagnosing mysterious avionics challenges
By Jim Sparks
Did you ever encounter one of those problems that surface at random and have the ability to hide when the aircraft is in the shop?
During my years...
Are those fixed-wing engines in there?
By Joe Escobar
From the Bell 430 to the Exec 162F kit helicopter, when it comes to rotary wing aircraft, there are a wide variety of helicopters...
Mechanics’ Privacy At Risk?
Privacy on the Web
By Stephen P. Prentice
Most of us, no doubt, are aware of the continuing
legal wrangle between the big airline and their mechanics. The airline sued their mechanics and...
The annual AMT awards program offers great benefits
Is It Manufacturing Or Is It Maintenance?
It’s all in the certification
By Brian Whitehead
Manufacturing and maintenance have a lot in common. Many of the same tasks and procedures exist in both environments...
Conversion and Maintenance issues for these special mission aircraft
By Joe Escobar
In the hustle and bustle world we live in, many people are getting tired of the congested living accommodations...
The PW200 Turboshaft
By Serge Richer
In the late 1980’s, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) launched the PW200, a new line of helicopter turboshaft engines. Today, the PW200 series engine is...
Down and Locked
Inspection and lubrication tips for landing gear systems
By Joe Escobar
Although every part and component of the aircraft is important, the landing gear is an especially critical system. It is the...