It’s a new year and with it, comes the sense of a fresh start. The trials and tribulations of 2022 are in the rearview and just what the year ahead has in store for the industry is anyone’s guess. But what AMT has in store isn’t up for guess.
If you’ve seen our editorial calendar for the year or even flipped ahead through the pages of this issue, you’ll likely have noticed a few changes. While our focus and coverage of the aviation maintenance industry hasn’t changed, how we’re bringing it to you each issue has.
Right off the bat, you’ll notice a change to the magazine’s sections, which are now Special Focus, Engines & Components, Airframe & Composites, Inspections & Testing, Director of Maintenance Discussion, and Product Focus.
Special Focus takes the place of cover story. Our new Special Focus will serve up high level features in new ways. Instead of one multi-page cover story, a Special Focus might be delivered in numerous bite-size features examining multiple angles of a topic. For this issue, we’re giving you AMT’s first-ever multimedia industry investigation – the Business Aviation Maintenance Outlook Report.
This report outlines what the business aviation maintenance industry can expect out of the year ahead. To make these projections, AMT spoke with a number of industry leaders at this past year’s NBAA-BACE. Part of what we learned is presented in these pages, with the other part online in a video format. Go to AviationPros.com/21293022 to view the sit-down chats.
The other new addition to the magazine is the Director of Maintenance Discussion. This new feature addresses the topics those overseeing maintenance operations and running a hangar want and need to know. AMT will be going straight to the source for these, sitting down with the DOMs in-the-know of a subject or other industry leaders crafting the guidance around a particular issue.
For this issue, we’re looking at hangar fire suppression – specifically NFPA 409 and its recent revisions and what they mean for hangar operators. Megan Eisenstein, NATA, and Doug Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc., have each had a direct hand in NFPA 409 and share their knowledge of what the revisions mean.
We've also broadened our profiles to individuals, events, organizations, etc. In this issue we profile the upcoming Aviation Maintenance Competition.
As you read through this first of AMT’s new offerings, feel free to reach out to me if you have an idea for story or profile that we should pursue, or if you have insight to share on an upcoming topic. Email me at Walker@aviationpros.com or connect with me on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/walkerjaroch.