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.
Tools of the Trade
Keep ’em safe to keep ’em flying
By Fred Workley
Have you ever taken the time to read all the fine print on the placards on the tools and equipment that you may use every day? Look around and note...
Pneumatic De-ice Boots
Inspection and maintenance tips
By Joe Escobar
It is that time of year again when the aircraft we work on will be subjected to icing conditions. In order to keep those aircraft flying safely, their...
Aircraft fuel tank work poses unusual risks
By David D. Wagner and Roger J. Wells
Wagner is responsible for all phases of product management for Industrial Scientific Corporation’s portable and...
Why Rotate Spark Plugs?
Merits of spark plug rotation
By John Schwaner
The following discusses the advantages of rotating spark plugs to positions of opposite polarity. It was written by John Schwaner of...
Good advice and safety tips for aircraft technicians from accident investigators
The Art of Sheet Metal Repair
A primer on basic sheet metal techniques
By Joe Escobar
Sheet metal work can be considered an art. In this art, some mechanics produce work comparable to Michelangelo, while others are on a...
Outfitting employees with uniforms projects professionalism and consistency for your customers
By Michelle Garetson
It’s been said that "You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression...
Flying on the Railroad Tracks
The Railway Labor Act — Time for a change?
By Stephen P. Prentice
Airline technicians, like all union employees in the air carrier business, are subject to the rules of the Railway Labor...
Keeping the Fire Going
Some spark plug maintenance tips
By Joe Escobar
Spark plugs are an integral part of every reciprocating engine. Many of us know enough about them to get by, but there is some important information...
It's Still an Analog World
Using basic electrical theory to troubleshoot digital component problems
By Jim Sparks
Digital technology in today’s world continues to advance with leaps and bounds. Computers are becoming...
Focus on cost containment
By Thomas Carroll
Thomas Carroll is the Manager
of Reliability Engineering at US Airways at Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, PA. During his 28 years in aircraft...
First Impressions Count!
You don’t always get a second chance
By Bill de Decker
There’s a radio advertisement playing in my area that raises an interesting thought. The ad features a young guy who says something like...
What Makes Up the Inspection Program for Turbine Aircraft?
Part 3 of 3
By Joe Hertzler
This is the third of a three part series dedicated to understanding aircraft inspection programs, primarily twin-turbine powered...