While it may appear to the folks on the floor to be form over substance, there are good reasons why paperwork is sacrosanct.
Costs are attracting airlines and MROs towards PMA parts but challenges remain around local regulatory inspectors.
In 1942, Azriel “Al” Blackman started at American Export Airlines as an apprentice in the sheet metal shop. Still coming to work at age 91, Mr. Blackman defines what an airline mechanic should be.
Aviation maintenance professionals get little attention. Two stories merit consideration of this critical safety function performed in the hidden backyard of aviation.
“You Can’t Fly Without Us: The World of Aviation Maintenance” is a documentary produced by ARSA developed as part of the Leading Edge video series.
Prognos for Aircraft, a performance monitoring and alert solution, and Prognos for Engine, a dedicated failure prediction system, are both already in use.
ARSA conducted a survey to quantify the extent of the impact of this technician deficit plus it cast the personnel problem into revenue loss.
Randall Green, President of Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, is generously donating a 1972 Sabreliner Model 40 to the Cape Cod Community College’s AMT Program. Mr. Green’s donation will add to the pool of talented, trained, qualified AMTs.