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Aviation Maintenance Technician Shortage Predicted

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014

Aviation Maintenance Technician Shortage Predicted

Aviation Maintenance Technician Shortage Predicted - AIM

Aviation International News reported in May that aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus say that about 500,000 extra pilots are needed during the next 20 years. Boeing has also predicted that aviation maintenance technicians will be in even greater demand—to the tune of 600,000 by 2031. JSfirm.com agrees technicians will be in more demand than pilots—to the tune of 30 percent of planned aviation hiring for technicians versus 7.5 percent for pilots. This shortage could create a great opportunity for you.


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Celebrating National Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day

Posted by on May 22, 2014

Celebrating National Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day

National Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day | AIM

Orville and Wilbur Wright get the majority of the accolades for inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane, and it’s certainly well deserved.

But behind the scenes on that December day in 1903 was an equally important but far less celebrated aviation pioneer: Mr. Charles Edward Taylor.

Taylor was perhaps the world’s first aviation maintenance technician and the man who built the engine used by the Wright brothers to make the first controlled, powered and sustained flight with a pilot aboard.


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Aviation Maintenance Technician Training: A Simple Definition

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014

Aviation Maintenance Technician Training: A Simple Definition

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Aircraft mechanics and service technicians repair and replace airplane parts, diagnose problems, maintain or exceed performance criteria, document their work and much more as part of their responsibility in keeping air passengers and crew safe. They work in many types of environments: outside, inside in hangars and repair stations and at airfields. Their employers include private industries and the federal government, and these employers look for certain training qualifications.


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Get the Most Out of Your Aviation Maintenance Technician Team

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014

Get the Most Out of Your Aviation Maintenance Technician Team Members

Aviation Maintenance Technician | AIM

Everyone who manages a team of technicians should take the time to learn what it is that the members of their team actually do and what it takes to get the work done.

Like many people working blue-collar jobs, aviation maintenance technicians generally do not have a college education, choosing to work with their hands instead of their heads. This is not to say that they are lacking in intelligence or work ethic at all!  Simply that they have chosen to take a highly skilled and labor-intensive career path.

An Aviation Maintenance Technician, like many blue-collar workers, has accepted that although their work is vital to the successful operation of the business they work for; their value is sometimes underrated and taken for granted, unless of course something goes wrong with an aircraft.  Addressing this oversight is the first step to getting the most out of your team of aviation maintenance technicians.


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The Current Job Market for Aviation Maintenance Technicians

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014

The Current Job Market for Aviation Maintenance Technicians

Aviation Maintenance Technician Job Outlook | AIM

Aviation Maintenance Technicians are vital members of the workforce that contribute to the efficiency of the aviation industry.

Aviation Maintenance Technicians, also known as Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics, are vital members of the workforce that contribute to the efficiency of the aviation industry. If you’re interested in pursuing this career path, it’s important to know what you’re up against, in terms of the current job market for professionals in the field. Take a look at these facts to help you make an informed decision.

What Aviation Maintenance Technicians Do

There’s various tasks associated with this profession. Aviation Maintenance Technicians typically check and troubleshoot aircraft equipment on a regular basis, looking for parts that may need repair to be replaced. They repair several components of planes, including brakes, wheels, electrical systems, and wings. During inspections, professionals are required to use diagnostic procedures approved by the Federal Aviation Administation (FAA).


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5 Apps That’ll Make You a Better Aviation Maintenance Technician

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014

5 Apps That’ll Make You a Better Aviation Maintenance Technician

5 Apps That'll Make You a Better Aviation Maintenance Technician | AIM Schools

The top 5 apps designed specifically to help users with the maintenance and overall readiness of aircraft.

The technology available today that directly supports the aviation maintenance industry is no less impressive than any other high tech career field.  You may not realize that aviation mechanics actually have applications available to them to make their jobs easier, but there is a digital revolution moving within aviation turning paper instructions, guides and tools into digital formats that can be easily carried, shared and accessed.
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