From bucking bars and grease guns to laptops and iPads, the role of the aircraft maintenance technician has evolved dramatically in recent years, and is today a high-skill, high-tech and highly respected profession. As the industry commemorates Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day across the U.S. on May 24, this episode of NBAA’s Flight Plan podcast offers perspectives from four AMTs on an in-demand, forward-looking career.
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Patrick Delahoussaye – president, Pioneer Aviation Management (retired)
Andrew Kiehl – vice president, fleet maintenance, Executive Jet Management
Lynze Price – aircraft technician, Amway
Nathan Winkle – founder and president, Thoroughbred Aviation
Throughout February, NBAA has marked Black History Month by recognizing the significant aviation contributions of African Americans and emphasizing the importance of ensuring our industry is open and welcoming to people from all backgrounds.
The FAA has been working with NBAA and others to address privacy concerns with the Privacy ICAO Address program (PIA), which recently was expanded beyond the contiguous U.S. to include overwater routes.
Flight data monitoring and data sharing are important tools to help identify potential safety risks before they become serious issues. That said, many operators are uncertain about how they work, what equipment is needed and what this information can offer their operations. NBAA has developed a new, comprehensive resource to answer those and other questions.