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What Maintenance Professionals Need to Know About ADS-B

Bob Jones talks about how this new mandate will affect maintenance operations.

At ATP, in our unique position as the hub connecting many of the industry’s key players, we spend a lot of time speaking with maintenance professionals, manufacturers, regulators, and leaders at associations such as GAMA, HAI and NBAA. Recently, in some of our discussions, it became apparent that there is still a lack of awareness – and even some confusion – about how the ADS-B mandate will affect our maintenance customers and friends.

Maintenance - The Backyard of Aviation Gets Some Attention

Aviation Maintenance Professionals

Performing in the Hidden Backyard of Aviation

The general public is well familiar with the cockpit crew, flight attendants and passenger service personnel. Little attention is given to the professionals who work in the maintenance of the aircrafts. Two recent stories merit consideration because of the forecasted shortfall of AMTs, and due to the critical safety function, which is performed in the hidden backyard of aviation.

If you work in GA this is important

NBAA Notes Newest Round of Concerns Raised Over ATC Privatization Bill


Washington, DC, July 13, 2017 – As Congress considers H.R. 2997, a bill to privatize the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) noted that myriad concerns over the legislation continue to be raised, most recently by a top House Democrat and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a non-partisan scorekeeper on a bill’s cost to taxpayers.

NASA Safety Reporting System, Charles Taylor - The Forgotten Man

Charles Edward “Charlie” Taylor is not a household name. He is, in many respects, a typical “Forgotten Man,” whose contributions have been all but forgotten throughout aviation history. Charlie Taylor, born May 24, 1868 in Cerro Gordo, Illinois, quit school at age 12, was essentially self-educated, and had a brilliant, mechanically inclined mind. He settled in Dayton, Ohio where, through serendipitous circumstances, he met Orville and Wilbur of Wright brothers’ fame.

New AC 91-90: Approved Inspection Programs

 PURPOSE. This advisory circular (AC) prescribes the procedures to develop and submit aircraft owner- and operator-specific inspection programs in accordance with an inspection program selected under the provisions of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, § 91.409(f)(4), and satisfies the requirements of § 91.409(g) for review and approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).