2014 Aerospace Maintenance Competition Winners

May 9, 2014
The 2014 AMC had 28 teams from five countries registered to compete in 16 different events.

The 2014 AMC had 28 teams registered to compete. The level of competition was extremely high as each of the 16 different events were challenging and requiring different skill sets. The teams that represented the five countries in this year's AMC have certainly raised the bar by which future AMC's will be measured by.

Teams from Canada, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Australia, and the United States stood tall for today's and tomorrow's skilled aircraft maintenance engineers, aircraft maintenance technicians and students. Snap-on donated more than $75,000 in tools and equipment to top finishers in the competition. The results from the 2014 AMC are:

School Category

1st Place: Team Redstone

2nd Place: Team Salt Lake Community College Team 2

3rd Place: Team West LA College

General Aviation Category:

1st Place: Team Flight Options  

Commercial Aviation Category

1st Place: Team UPS

2nd Place: Team FedEx

3rd Place: Team Alaska Airlines

MRO/OEM Category

1st Place: Team Boeing

2nd Place: Team TIMCO

William F. "Bill" O'Brien Award

Winner of the William F. "Bill" O'Brien Award for Excellence in Aircraft Maintenance, which is a trophy donated by Snap-on that goes to the one team with the lowest overall score from among all 28 teams that competed in this year's AMC, is Team Boeing.

Professional AMT Award

The Charles E. Taylor Professional AMT Award, which is an award that is presented to the single most professional looking, professional acting, highest team spirit, and over all epitome of today's skilled AMT: Geoff Hyatt from Team ALAEA.

Fastest score in each event

The teams with the fastest score in each of the 16 events that were competed in were:

AMTA Event: Team FedEx

Boeing Event: Team Aloha Air Cargo

Abaris Event: Team AIM Manassas

DFW Event: Team ALAEA

FedEx Event: Team West LA College

Alaska Airlines Event: Team Salt Lake Community College 2

Nida Event: Team Redstone

ATP Event: Team Etihad Airways

CAE Event: Team Etihad Airways

TIMCO Event: Team Salt Lake Community College

Spartan Event: Team FedEx

Redstone Event: Team Boeing

Alberth Aviation Event: Team FedEx

Price-Induction Event: Team FedEx

Grey Owl Event: South Seattle Community College 

AMTSociety Participates in ATEC 2014 Conference

The Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) held its 2014 conference on April 6 – 8 in San Antonio, TX. This year’s annual event was attended by 113 attendees with 33 exhibitors from 18 companies. AMTSociety was there exhibiting and also held an Education/IA Refresher Training event the day prior to the conference. AMTSociety Executive Director Ronald Donner is an industry member of the ATEC board.

For those not familiar with ATEC, its mission is to advocate for aviation maintenance schools in the areas of curriculum improvement, technical and financial support, while promoting mutually beneficial relations with related government and industry groups.

During the board of directors and business meetings, three new board members were elected; Tim Guerrero of Redstone College; Andrew Smith of Kansas State University; and Robert Steinman of AIM Texas. Additionally the board selected new officers and congratulations go to President Ryan Goertzen of Spartan School of Aeronautics; Vice President Amy Kienast of MIAT College of Technology; and Treasurer Gary Hoyle of Pittsburg School of Aeronautics. Outgoing president Ray Thompson was praised for his superb leadership and he will continue to be actively involved in the organization.

Numerous presentations on relevant industry and educational topics were given over the course of the conference from industry leaders, aviation companies and organizations, and aircraft maintenance schools. Jim Sparks, AMTSociety Executive Board member and current chairman of the NBAA Maintenance Committee, gave a compelling presentation to the group titled, The ‘New’ Corporate Aviation Maintenance Technician. Sparks highlighted the need for the role of the current A&P (All-Purpose) mechanic to transition in order to meet the needs of the changing technology in aviation today. One initiative ATEC is closely involved in, and something you will likely hear more about in the near future, is the proposal to implement an Operations Specification to CFR 14 Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Schools. To learn more about ATEC visit http://www.atec-amt.org/.