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.
USA vs. Sabre Tech
By Stephen P. Prentice
Remember ValuJet? The DC9 that went down in the Everglades? The mechanics who worked for Sabre Tech and handled the oxygen generators? They were arrested and charged with criminal conduct. They were...
The FAA's role in arc-fault research
In 1997, the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security requested that the FAA institute regulatory and research programs to address aging non-structural systems, issues not covered at that time by...
Safe Lifting Techniques
Plan a lift before you attempt to move anything. Improper lifting can cause damage to the neck, arms, and legs as well as the back. Proper lifting techniques include the following:
• Stretch before lifting.
• Clear a...
Keep Customers Happy
Use the latest business technologies
By Fred Workley In today's market,
customers have come to expect convenient, fast and accurate response to their inquiries and needs. Companies must deliver a consistent...
Smart Circuit Breakers New technology developed to help detect arc-faults By Joe Escobar The average age of aircraft in today's fleets is increasing. There are numerous issues pertaining to aging aircraft - one of them being the...
Parts Rule Changes Hit Gazette One
Some key points of this rule change governing installation of parts
By John Glavind
On September 29, 2001,
several changes to Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) Part V and the associated standards...
MIxed Up About Fuel Mixtures? A primer on fuel mixture theory By Richard W. Kamm I am constantly surprised how unknowledgeable many pilots and aircraft mechanics are concerning fuel air mixtures used in reciprocating...
Are You On The Right Track? Rotor track and balance By John Sharski Making a tab adjustment to correct for a vertical imbalance A helicopter is a complex assembly of rotating components that allows flight characteristics...
Thermocouples Basic theory of these temperature-sensing devices
By Joe Escobar
Thermocouples are used in many different temperature-sensing applications. However, despite their abundant use in aircraft systems, many mechanics are not aware of how...
RVSM Doubling the number of aircraft will affect us all By Jim Sparks Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums (RVSM) is getting significant attention these days.Until recent years Minimum Navigation Performance Specifications (MNPS) called...
Safety tips for back injury prevention
By Joan Littel, Senior Technical Editor, Workplace Safety Specialists
Keeping employees safe and healthy is every employer's top priority. Although the recently proposed...
Charles Taylor Award for those just doing their job
By Don Dodge
Master Mechanic Frank Bedard receives the 2001 Charles Taylor Award. It was a beautiful crisp February morning at the Charleston International Airport when...
by Joe Escobar
The working environment of an aircraft
mechanic is filled with hazards. From toxic chemicals to high sound levels, we must always be diligent at working safely. But one area that can sometimes be neglected is in...
What would you think if I told you that there is a contest out there that is designed just for you?
It's not just an AD search any more
By Joe Hertzler The maintenance records
of an aircraft are the single most important factor considered when evaluating an aircraft for purchase. The value of an aircraft can be affected...
The Year in Review
Diversification is key to survival during recession
By Bill de Decker The old year is drawing
to a close as I'm writing this and the week between Christmas and New Year's is always a time to reflect on where we have...