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.
A discussion on PT6 engine STCs
By Joe Escobar
The Pratt & Whitney PT6 engine is in wide use today. Since its introduction in 1964, the PT6 family of engines has achieved more than 247 million flying hours. As with any engine, there are costs...
AD2003-14-03 marks yet another effort by the Crane Manufacturing Corp. and the FAA to eliminate the persistent fuel leakage problem associated with the Lear Romec engine-driven fuel pump.
At first glance, this most recent AD appears to be a simple...
Heat Stress and the Aircraft Maintenance Industry:
General guidelines for preventing heat stress
By Justin Bruursema
Heat stress is a serious workplace hazard for millions of workers across the nation. The dangers of heat...
Composite Aircraft Materials
More and more maintenance technicians are now maintaining composite aircraft. I spoke at the IA renewal seminars in Spokane and Tacoma, Washington, this year about composite aircraft repair. I find that...
Outsourcing Problems . . . Again
Outside contractors to get increased FAA surveillance . . . right!
The investigations of several recent accidents have raised flags on a potential weak spot in our industry.
I commented on this area some...
Some considerations when starting on your new toolbox
By Joe Escobar
Everyone's been there. Starting out in a new job as an aircraft mechanic. One of the most challenging tasks that new aircraft mechanics can face is getting...
A good management tool if used properly
Your organization has a limited amount of resources with which to work to accomplish its goals and objectives. I've made this statement in a previous article but the concept is so...
Halogen sources create light using a filament, seen here in three different
lamps, using a gas containing trace amounts of a halogen material.
and halogen sources light aircraft interiors
By Doug Rutan
Aircraft interior lighting...
Component history documents often provide a valuable key to what components to approach first.
Computer diagnostics are a valuable troubleshooting tool. Results should always be considered diagnostic data and not always the ultimate solution...
Ramping Up for the New 145
Public meeting presentations
The FAA and industry have been working hard for more than 15 years to perfect the re-write to the rule governing the certification and operation of repair stations. The rule is completed...