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.
By Jim Sparks
Labor-saving devices have many applications on modern aircraft. Automatic flight systems are just one.Various high-performance aircraft need automatic
flight controls to ensure stability.
Development of automatic...
Fire Safety Training Programs
Protect yourself and others
By Fred Workley
Too often businesses that have a fire with substantial damage never reopen. Fires not only cause property damage, but also often cause great personnel hardship...
Increasing awareness on factors that lead to jet fuel contamination
By Joe Escobar
Millions of gallons of jet fuel are put into turbine-powered aircraft every day. One of the things that operators try to ensure is that their fuel is free from...
Often safety procedures that prevent fires are really good housekeeping. Everything has a place and everything in its place. Here are some critical housekeeping Do's and Don'ts for fire and personnel safety.
o Keep bearings...
Some best practice tips on maintaining high performance aircraft
By Joe Escobar
There it was glistening in the sun. It was an Extra 300L sitting on display at the EAA fly-in in Oshkosh last year. It was my first up close look at an aerobatic...
By Chris Grosenick Top: A Boeing 757 No. 1 engine pylon hydraulic pressure and thrust reverser modules.
Middle and bottom: Boeing 757 left system hydraulic service center.
To field approve or to STC?
By Joe Hertzler
R ecently I was studying the field approvals of FAA Form 337s, what I consider to be the hottest issue between the FAA and industry, when it hit me - my Inspection Authorization may...
Some tips on proper torque wrench procedures
Torquing hardware is an everyday occurrence. In our day-to-day routine, numerous tasks are performed that require a specific torque to be applied. Why are these torques so important? How...
The first three months of every year I travel around the country giving IA seminars to explain and defend the Federal Aviation Regulations.
Why Get Training?
It saves time and money
By Bill de Decker
Many years ago, I was trying to interest a chief of maintenance (with far more gray hair than I had at the time) and his maintenance techs in coming to a recurrent training...
You have a right to know
By Fred Workley
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) (29 CFR 1910.1200) gives you the right to know about hazards on the job. Your workplace should...
Safety vs. Security
Can we afford both?
By Stephen P. Prentice
A s those who read the papers should know, the President signed the final version of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act on November 19, 2001. The details of this...