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.
Incorrect use can lead to disaster
By Joe Escobar
In the assembly procedure of a piston engine, it is standard practice to use silk thread and a thin film of sealant to seal the crankcase parting surfaces. Engine manufacturers outline this...
Costs come in many flavors: Variable vs. fixed
By Brandon Battles
Brandon Battles For the organization that operates aircraft to generate a profit, it is very important that the revenue per flight is enough to cover your costs per flight...
A critical factor in tire life
By Joe Escobar
There are many factors that can shorten the life of an aircraft tire. One of these life shortening factors is operating at improper inflation pressure. Although often overlooked, one of the...
Parts is Parts
What makes an aircraft part airworthy?
All new parts installed during the maintenance function have to be manufactured to one of the quality standards of 14 CFR Part 21.303.
The purchase, installation, and...
Why does this age-old device still exist?
By Jim Sparks
Just to put everything in perspective , Albert Einstein commented that when he was still a child his father gave him a magnetic compass. He spent hours pondering how the small pointer...
It Takes More Than Wrenches
To maintain an airplane nowadays
By Fred Workley
Fred Workley Technology is marching on! Aircraft maintainers have a lot more tools available today than just a set of wrenches. One example is the Navy's Super...
Maintenance Training: Setting the mark By Lonnie Williams
Adaptability best sums up the approach maintenance training vendors must take these days. There are several major issues at play every day in the maintenance training business; all of...
An essential part of engine monitoring programs
By Joe Escobar
Routine oil analysis has become quite the standard in our industry. Many of the engine manufacturers recommend regular sampling as part of a preventive maintenance program. The...
The new Part 145 manual requirements
Gone With The Wind?
The field approval process
Stephen P. Prentice
The process has essentially remained the same . . . some areas required more attention to detail than others and that is going to require more time and effort to complete...
A metal for all seasons
By George Genevro
The exhaust manifold, waste gate, hot side of the turbo, and the exhaust elbow are made of various grades of stainless steel.
Exhaust system and turbosupercharger for the Orenda engine. The...
Why should you attend?
By Barb Zuehlke
Trade shows offer a platform for professional development. They offer a forum for seeing what new products and technologies are available, networking with others in the industry, and attending...