Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Aircraft Maintenance Technology is written for aircraft maintenance professionals. Editorial is focused on the latest technology and maintenance best practices. Each issue includes coverage of the entire aviation industry including: airline, business aviation, general aviation, military, commercial mro, and rotorcraft. Additional articles encompass AMTSociety Update, Legal Matters, From the FAA, Management Matters and industry viewpoints from ARSA, John Goglia, and Jamie Benthsen of NationAir Insurance. AMT reaches more than 41,000 aircraft maintenance professionals with our print and digital circulation and has digital products including an App, weekly newsletter and quarterly e-Military newsletter.
A few helpful hints
By Joe Escobar
You have recently received your FAA Inspector Authorization. If the FAA inspector that signed your certificate was anything like mine was, he probably gave you a short...
Lessons in painting proccesses for aircraft
By Michelle Garetson
Aircraft paint schemes are not just about looking good on the runway or in the hangar. The type of pain tthe "canvas" (airframe), and...
Postition Pressure Switches
Installation, Care, and Diagnostics
By Mike Weaver
Electromechanical switches — from the common toggle and push button switches to the more advanced position (limit) and pressure switches...
FAA Enforcement Refresher
Sometimes, it’s complicated
By Stephen P. Prentice
Recently, I ran into some new technicians who were not up to speed on the subject of FAA enforcement actions and what can happen when they get...
Is there any value other than basic compliance?
By Joe Hertzler
is the third of a three-part series discussing maintenance records. The first part focused on the role of maintenance personnel and...
Integrating Human Factors Into Today’s Training
Active participation at all levels is a necessity
By Richard Komarniski
Factors in Aircraft Maintenance has been recognized as a must in industry today. The...
Fatigue and Performance Degradation
Transport Canada’s position
By Jacqueline Booth-Bourdeau
talk about fatigue in aviation, we usually think in terms of the pilot world. We know that fatigue-induced human...
The path to Inspection Authorization
The Pressure’s On
Considerations for selecting pressure and vacuum gauges
By Fred Workley
and vacuum gages must be selected and installed so that misuse or misapplication is minimized. Remember from A & P...
Digital data link is the key to the successful future of the Air Traffic Control System
By Jim Sparks
While driving home from the airport after a particularly long day I observed that at 10:00 at night...
Surveying the Vital Signs – Part 2
Factors that influence reliability and availability
By Bill de Decker
month, we talked about the basic numbers we got from a survey of 2000 business jet operators in the US about...
Material Safety Data Sheets
The key to safety
By Chris Northedge — Materials Systems Europe, FMC
Accidents are bad news, usually costly and rarely good P.R. Our workforce is skilled and valuable; a resource not to...
Engine Oil Analysis
Essintial to turbine engine longevity
By Joe Escobar
Routine oil analysis has become quite the standard in our industry. Many of the engine manufacturers recommend regular sampling as part of a preventive...