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 Alan Jesmer
What you need to know
By now, the basic operating principles of the carburetor are well known. A float type carburetor consists of a main air passage through which the engine draws its supply of air, a mechanism to control the...
Understanding the new rule
By Joe Hertzler
A lthough many of you are aware of the recent addition to the regulations regarding life-limited parts, I would like to discuss the new rule and how it affects both certificated...
Owner Produced Parts
How they affect maintenance
By Don Dodge
The article was written to address the producing of parts by owner and operators. The article is not intended to imply that maintenance technicians or repair stations may...
Human Factors Awareness
Training and support equal prevention
By Richard Komarniski
T he only way to prevent the loss of lives and money that is caused by human error in the workplace is a safety management system that addresses maintenance...
Brushing the nozzle tip with a soft bristle brush can sometimes eliminate streaking or drooling.
PT6 Fuel Nozzle Maintenance
By Peter Boissonneault
The Pratt & Whitney PT6 engine has proven itself to be one of most reliable and...
The need for decision-making skills
By Lonnie Williams
Decision making, we hear a lot about that these days. Do you know that significant decisions are being made today that will affect our profession for the foreseeable...
High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Ethics and corporate reform
By Stephen P. Prentice
T he current pressure on corporate executives that threatens to bring both civil and criminal penalties against them, brings to mind similar threats to air...
Be safe, not sorry
By Barb Zuehlke E very day can be a challenge, but some days the challenges might be life-threatening. And because of those days, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...
KC135 Window Installation
A costly lesson on the importance of proper torque values
I was a young staff sergeant assigned to the Aircraft Rigging (A/R) shop, Dyess AFB, Texas. To this day I remember this lesson on the value of proper torque...
Problems and applications
By Fred Workley
J ust look around the hangar and you will see several applications for nickel-cadmium batteries (NiCads). They are often used in nondestructive test (NDT) equipment. Eddy current and...
The effects on the aircraft maintenance industry
By Jim Sparks
The term "digital" often brings about thoughts of consumer electronics with labels containing phrases like "All internal components are non-user serviceable" or "Removal of...
Some keys to long service life
By Joe Escobar
Some mechanics think that maintaining lead acid batteries is a magic craft that relatively few have mastered. They just can't figure out why batteries aren't lasting as long as they should. They...
Be advised that working in Washington, D.C., during the summer, is like having a big hairy dog breathing on you.
Keep it looking like a million bucks
By Joe Escobar
Although it may seem like a mundane job, taking care of the interior of an aircraft is an important task. To some mechanics, an aircraft interior can seem like a nuisance - something that just...