2015 In Review

Dec. 17, 2015
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Nearing the end of another year, I thought I’d review some of the key AMT articles from the past 12 months.

Beginning with the first issue of this year Steven Justice the director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace provided us a glimpse into the future in his feature article titled, “What’s Ahead for Aerospace in 2015”. Looking back I’d say these predications were correct.

The March cover story from Honeywell Aerospace described how integrated cockpit and propulsion systems are percolating their way from air transport aircraft to the business and general aviation arenas.     

In April we interviewed leaders from Cirrus Aircraft in our cover story titled, “Cirrus Offers Safe Airplanes, Beautiful Lines, and Fast Sailing Ships”. With over 6,000 aircraft produced and the new SF 50 Vision jet soon to be certified, Cirrus Aircraft has become a powerhouse in the general aviation segment.

In May we looked at engines and updated you on Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW800 planned for the Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft, as well as some training issues relating to diesel engine technology for general aviation aircraft.

The July the cover story was the Sun Flyer from Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. AEAC is planning to offer the first certified U.S.-sponsored, all-electric airplane serving the aviation flight training markets.

August was all about education, knowledge, professionalism, information technology, and training with several features relating to these subjects.

In the September issue we summarized the AMT paint survey in our cover story titled, “Paint: What is Important to the Aircraft Maintenance Industry?

The October issue looked at a few diagnostic messaging systems in our cover story, “Getting Ahead of the Game: The Surge in Transmittable, Real-time Diagnostics”.

The November/December issue was the most rewarding for us here at AMT, featuring our inaugural Next Gen Maintenance Professionals 40 Under 40 Awards program, highlighting 41 young maintenance professionals in our wonderful industry. Congratulations to all the winners.

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Ron