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.
Don't Be Afraid To Ask
Some years ago, my employer branched out and expanded his business holdings. He bought out the flight instruction, charter service, and repair facility at the local airport, somewhat a switch from the heavy...
Or how to upset a sibling in one easy lesson
By Mike Dziurgalski
Working in England for the U.S. Air Force was mostly under a line maintenance situation. I had not opened an electronic component for years, much less...
Selecting A New Employee
An important process that takes time
By Brandon Battles
From my observations when visiting maintenance facilities, most managers begin the workday busy and end it the same way. Basically, and it's true for many of us...
More on Engine STCs
Trying to develop a TBO extension for the Rolls-Royce Spey and Tay engines
By Joe Escobar
Last month, we discussed the MORE STC program for TBO extension of PT6 engines. This month, we will discuss another engine STC...
The Thin Line
Between dedication and stupidity
By Bill Brinkley
There is a very thin line between dedicated and stupid. Sometimes it is difficult to determine exactly where that line is and which side of it you are on. The importance of...
Like cruise control, they increase efficiency and safety of flight operation
By Jim Sparks
Many new cars sold today come equipped with a cruise control system. This automatic feature allows the driver to set a desired speed and then sit back...
Management has announced a new quality initiative. So what does it mean? Is it this month's theory for success or is there long-term management support behind it? Let's take a look at several quality management systems and what they can mean for a company...
No Fire in the Hole Revisited
New developments on aircraft fuel tanks
By Fred Workley
In an article published in Aircraft Maintenance Technology in February 2000, I followed the developments of the investigation of the TWA-800 crash in July...
Penny Wise Pound Foolish
A look at wages and job security
By Stephen P. Prentice
I noticed in the newspaper the other day that flight attendants at Southwest Airlines are still waiting for their new contract long after expiration of the old...
By Joe Hertzler
Working together as a team (or not, as the case may be) is ultimately what makes an effort succeed or fail. Each of us has our own strengths and weaknesses and a good team consists of a diversified group of people with combined...
A collection of aircraft parts available for NDI research
By Barb Zuehlke
A lending library of aircraft parts? Yes, the Structures Laboratory of the Institute for Aerospace Research, part of the National Research Council...
Photo courtesy of Stevens Aviation, 2003
So you are working in a corporate flight department and are called to assist in a completion of the new aircraft being delivered. What are some of the things you should keep in mind? What are some of the...