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.
Making the best of a messy situation
By Joe Escobar
Fuel cell maintenance is definitely not on the top of the list of a mechanic's most favorite tasks. Fuel leaks and subsequent fuel cell work often mean you go home at the end of your shift with...
They make the whole system work
By Jim Sparks
Air Traffic Control (ATC) has jokingly been called "an organization funded by the railroads to discourage travel by air." However, considering the total number of aircraft operations daily and the...
Piston engine oil, its functions, types, and characteristics.
By Barb Zuehlke
Oil. Its basic functions within an engine include reducing friction, cooling, sealing, cleaning, and serving as protection for moving parts. But it's often...
A primer on these rotorcraft engines
By Shawn Coyle
The following is a brief excerpt from the book "Cyclic and Collective"
by Shawn Coyle. It is taken from the chapter discussing turbine engines on helicopters.
Turbine engines are...
Selecting a new employee
By Brandon Battles
At one time or another, employees will leave your organization. Regardless of the reason for the departure, your organization faces the same issue, unless of course the position is...
CASS (FAR 121.373)
Frequently ignored . . . source of violations
By Stephen P. Prentice
Some big name brand airlines have recently been nailed for failing to implement or maintain an active Continuous Analysis and Surveillance System...
From basic to bifocal
By Emily Refermat
"I had an incident about five years ago when not wearing safety glasses. I was up in the hell hole of a King Air replacing an oxygen bottle. I was on a ladder and had loosened up one of the steel...
The FAA's response to the budget crunch is to mandate hiring freezes, set limits on travel, spending, training, and how far an inspector can drive in a G car
Keeping planes flying longer
By Tim Kunkel
Three decades ago, manufacturers used expiration dates to determine when a part needed to be replaced. If a spar had more than 25,000 operating hours, it was probably discarded - even if there were...
Two-year IA Renewal
A win/win for technicians, employers, and the FAA
By Brian Finnegan, President, Professional Aviation Maintenance Association
As I begin the final leg of this year's tour across the country to attend as many Inspection...
And climbing the ladder for success
By Fred Workley
The Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on May 2, 2003 published a proposed rule to amplify 29 CFR Part 1910 [Docket S-029]. The title was...
Getting Your Inspection Authorization
Some tips to help you along your way to an IA
By Joe Escobar
Well it is that time of year again. All over the country, mechanics with Inspection Authorization (IA) are filling out their...