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.
Time to Step Up to the Plate
Taking a stand to eliminate errors
By Richard Komarniski
Some experts define human factors as something that affects judgement at a critical moment that leads to an error. These judgement...
I’ll Buy the Band-Aids
Maintainability is not necessarily accessibility
By Jack Hessburg
Airplane designs are governed by contrasting requirements. The Aerodynamics group wants an airplane with low drag. The Weights...
No longer just a mechanic, A&P ratings now qualify for college credits
Maintenance and testing tips to ensure optimum radar performance
By Jon Tripp
It’s patronizing to say that shortcuts and poor maintenance habits in the aviation industry can have deadly consequences. However, all...
Understanding the basics of aircraft tire construction and maintenance
By Joe Escobar
Aircraft tires can easily be taken for granted. Their simplistic appearance may lead some to a false feeling of complacency. Many technicians...
Every Two Years
FAR 91.411 and 91.413 testing requirements
By Jim Sparks
It comes with the same surefootedness as the tax collector, but with a somewhat reduced frequency, it sneaks up with all the stealth characteristics...
The Invisible Man
Charles E. Taylor: Behind the scenes of powered flight
By Michelle Garetson
If we’re doing our jobs right, we’re invisible," responded a Director of Maintenance when asked about the role of the...
Advanced Ignition for the 21st Century
Overview of the LASAR® electronic ignition system and its operation – Part I
By Harry Fenton
The years since the mid-1990’s have been exciting and revolutionary times for the...
When You’re Hot, You’re Hot – When You’re Not, You’re Not
But you still may spark! Part 2
By Fred Workley
To be a good trouble-shooter on aircraft, you sometimes need to be like Sherlock Holmes. Not that you...
Turbine Engine Training
Taking advantage of manufacturer provided courses
By Joe Escobar
Training — it’s part of our everyday work environment. Our initial training to get our A&P certificate was extensive and...
Distance Maintenance Training
Online learning is a powerful business tool
By Nick Sergi
Brick to click. What does it
mean for today’s aircraft technician? Simply stated, with the advances in technology and the...
FedEx Takes Over
Exclusive postal contract puts several services at risk
By Stephen P. Prentice
You’ve probably heard of or read the recent newspaper accounts of the contract that FedEx "Big Blue" and the U.S. Postal...
Power Tool Safety A to Z
Quick tips for optimum safety and performance
By Michelle Garetson
The importance of adhering to proper power tool usage guidelines and practices can’t be stressed enough. It is hoped that...
Understanding the Customers You Don’t Have
Asking the right questions will reveal answers about your operation’s strengths and weaknesses
By Bill de Decker
It’s a truism that to do well in any business, you have...
FAA Form 8130-3 Airworthiness Approval Tag
What does it really mean?
By Joe Hertzler
The FAA’s current description/ definition of the Airworthiness Approval Tag is found in AC (Advisory Circular) 20-62D under section 7...