AMTSociety Announces 'Passing the Wrench' Program

May 25, 2010 (Burnsville, MN) - AMTSociety recently created a program called “Passing the Wrench,” a way to promote the profession of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians.

“Historically, AMTs have been known to assist their fellow colleagues and passionately promote their industry throughout their entire career,” said Tom Hendershot, Executive Director, AMTSociety. “It’s only natural to bring those two qualities together to honor late AMTSociety members. By extending the life of their tools, we are extending their contribution to the industry!”

The new program, “Passing the Wrench,” enables a family of an AMT to donate a toolbox or tools after the AMT has passed away. These donated toolboxes and tools are then utilized by schools and students entering the profession. The program is structured so the donating family members and the recipients of the toolboxes and tools are able to remain in contact long after the donation has been made. This enables the family to see the legacy living on through a new professional just entering the field. “Passing the Wrench” was developed to continue to raise the standards in Aircraft Maintenance and will continue to help others along the way.

AMTSociety is owned by Cygnus Expositions and is part of the Cygnus Aviation & Transportation Group, which includes Aviation Industry Expo and the leading industry publications Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Airport Business, and Ground Support Worldwide. Cygnus Expositions is a division of business-to-business media leader Cygnus Business Media.

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