The folks at GE designed a new method to assess the airworthiness of aircraft engines: robot AMTs.
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.
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.
The work of an AMT does not receive adequate praise. The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award should not just be an honor within the aviation industry, but should attract the attention of the general press!
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