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.
Diagnostic tools for troubleshooting
By Jim Sparks
Troubleshooting aircraft systems has always presented unique challenges. Even though we are on the verge of 100 years of powered flight with technology advancing on a daily basis, the...
Changes in Standard 571
By Mike Whissell
Discussions between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) regarding mutual recognition of design approvals resulted in changes to...
Keeping the Flame Alive
How to fight job burnout
by Colleen Malloy
I f a root canal sounds more appealing to you than a day on the job you may be suffering from burnout. Right now you may be thinking, I love my job, this could never...
The pneumatic bleed system on 747 and 767 airplanes has been one of the most frequent contributors to airplane dispatch delays. In response, improvements have been made to the design and overhaul of system components, and pneumatic system health checks...
Part 66: Proposed Changes
Balancing safety, technology, and training
By Barb Zuehlke
T he FAA Flight Standards Div. recently released a 100+ page report titled Aviation Maintenance , Keeping Pace with the Future . The report reflects its...
Material Safety Data Sheets
An A&P's link to safety
By Paul A. Groves
A s A&P technicians, our work environment poses special risks due to our exposure to paints, adhesives, solvents, cleaning agents, fuels, and lubricating oils. These...
Back to the basics
By Joe Escobar Welding is used in many aircraft applications. One of the most popular methods is gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. In this article, we will discuss the...
Budgeting and Maintenance
How do they fit together?
By Brandon Battles
If I were to walk into a room full of maintenance folks and utter the "B" word, nine out of 10 people would role their eyes and emit sounds of protest. (Not sure who...
By Stephen P. Prentice
Catch-22 . . . a problematic situation for which the only solution is denied by a circumstance inherent in the problem . . . Websters. Reference: "Catch-22," by Joe Heller.
Air Carrier Certification
Meeting the FAA requirements
By Joe Hertzler
A funny thing happened to me the other day at an FAA office that will remain unnamed. I was there for the initial meeting as part of the indoctrination process...
Several factors to consider
By David J. Pryor
In the complex world of aircraft engines , the debate continues to rage over cylinders at the time of overhaul. Do you repair them if they are deemed repairable by the overhauler, or simply...
Behind the scenes of a DC-3 restoration
By Joe Escobar
The words of Merle Haggard came to mind when I got my first look at Delta's restored DC-3 Ship 41. Its silver wings were definitely shining in the sunlight. I was awestruck at the...
Fuel inerting technology
By Fred Workley
O n May 15, 2002 the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) revised its Most Wanted List strengthening its call for fuel tank safety. The revised language calls for...