Outlook for 2009

Feb. 2, 2009
Publisher's Sign-off

As we start off a new year with expectations of many new and exciting things in the aviation maintenance community, I would like to inform you that I have officially been named publisher. Let this be an assurance to you, the readers, that we will be bringing you coverage of new technologies and regulatory information in the aviation maintenance industry.

AMT has a few new editorial columnists, and last year we lost an aviation maintenance great, Bill O’Brien. Bill was very dedicated to you, the reader, and he has left us two more columns for AMT — stay tuned!

After much news on the economic system and the hardships in aviation we look onward to a big year, a new direction, and a celebration. 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of Aircraft Maintenance Technology. AMT has always been written for you, the readers; let us know what we can do better as we launch into 2009.

Shortly after you read this, the AMT staff will be finalizing its plans for a trip to Vegas for the Aviation Industry Expo. Be sure to register now at www.AviationIndustryExpo.com so you can join us this March 9-12. Use priority code “AMT” for free registration. AMTSociety will be doing IA renewal training on site and the Maintenance Skills Competition is surely a can’t-miss event! Plan to attend now and show your support for the aircraft maintenance community!

Attention golfers!! The second annual AMTSociety Scholarship Golf Tournament Fundraiser, tied in with Aviation Industry Expo, will be held Monday, March 9, 2009, at Rio Secco Golf Club. It will be a shotgun start at noon. Haggan Aviation is once again sponsoring the tournament with AMTSociety.

If you can’t wait to join us in Vegas, check out www.AMTSociety.org for all of the latest IA Renewal Roadshow series locations. (IA renewal events will be held
Feb. 18, and March 18.)

Lastly, I would like to ask you to take a minute and sign up for the AMT message boards at forums.AMTonline.com. The AMT forums are a great resource for you to expand your knowledge, help other mechanics around the world troubleshoot, share your experiences, and discuss aviation industry developments with other aviation maintenance professionals. Sign on now and let’s make 2009 a big year together!

Thanks for reading!

Jon Jezo