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.
My big mistake occurred 18 years ago shortly after my first year as an aircraft mechanic at LaGuardia Airport. I still wince in shame as I recall the event.
It was during the midnight shift and the temperature was in the single digits with sleet...
The tools to success
By Brandon Battles
When I began writing this column earlier this year, it was my intention to write several articles that laid the foundation for the profession of management. I would establish the foundation by...
By Jim Sparks
Gyroscopes and accelerometers
Inertia shows its presence in a variety of ways on a daily basis. Being pressed back into your seat as you go down the runway or having your coffee cup spill over as the pilot applies maximum...
By Gary Schmidt
Corrosion has long been recognized as one of the great enemies of the aircraft owner. Much has been said and written about corrosion in general aviation, but most of it pertains to airframe corrosion. Products and procedures have...
By Chris Grosenick
Aircraft braking systems technology has progressed from the use of gravity and simple hydraulic master cylinder applications, to extremely complex systems with lots of wiring and tubing. All aircraft use the same basic types...
By Erich Eischen
Looking at the ignition system
Nothing can be more frustrating for aircraft mechanics to troubleshoot than no-start "squawks" on today’s technologically advanced jet engines. As Murphy’s Law often dictates, most...
Safety issues with advanced composite materials
By Greg Mellema
The last 25 years has seen a dramatic rise in the use of advanced composite materials on aircraft. Since these materials aren't as old and well-sorted-out as the metal technology...
Reducing major injuries
By Fred Workley
We are generally very diligent about adhering to checklists used for flying and maintaining the airplane. One area that needs constant vigilance is seats and restraint systems.
Reviewing records for an inspection