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ATP Announces Acquisition of CaseBank Technologies, Inc.

12.12.16 | 09:52 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – December 12, 2016 – Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP)— the aviation industry's premier provider of information, tools and services—today announced that the company has acquired CaseBank Technologies, Inc., a leader in integrated diagnostic, troubleshooting and fault detection solutions for the aviation, aerospace and defense industries, among others.

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Maintainer Fatigue Risk Management - AC 120-115

12.08.16 | 03:15 PM

We are a nation of sleep-deprived workers. It is estimated that adults attempt to function on 1 to 1.5 hours less sleep than the generally recommended 8 hours per night. Human fatigue costs U.S.

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FAA National Policy on Additive Manufacturing in Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, and Alteration

12.08.16 | 09:26 AM

 This notice provides an introduction and awareness regarding the use of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology in the maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alteration of aircraft, aircraft

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Among the “Most Wanted,” a focus on the human factors in transportation safety

11.29.16 | 01:53 PM

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its “10 Most Wanted List” of desired transportation safety improvements for 2017 and 2018 this week – a list that that will now be proffered every two years instead of on an annual basis, according to comments made by Christopher Hart, the organization’s chairman, during a press conference yesterday.

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GE Unveils First Details Of MRO Data Exchange

11.23.16 | 11:42 AM

Initial details of GE Aviation’s plan to leverage its Predix data-collection and analysis platform as a de facto MRO data-exchange pipeline between owners, operators and maintainers include a per-asset pricing model and a partnership with business-process specialists Capgemini.

GE used its annual Minds and Machines conference to publicly launch its Configuration Data Exchange (CDE) offering, as well as a “teaming agreement” with Capgemini.

“The product will include a configuration data standard and data translation capability to move data from one system of record to another via the GE Digital Predix platform,” GE explained.

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FAAST Blast — Week of Nov 14, 2016 – Nov 20, 2016 Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

11.21.16 | 11:48 AM

FAA Making Progress on New Pilot Medical Qualifications The FAA is working to implement Section 2307 of the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 (P.L. 114-190), Medical Certification of Certain Small Aircraft Pilots. In the Act, Congress outlined an alternative medical qualification in lieu of holding an FAA medical certificate. The FAA must draft rules to meet the Congressional mandate.

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Final Push S.RES 335

11.21.16 | 09:28 AM

Greetings Everyone,

The Senate AMT Day Resolution, S.RES 335, is written but needs further support to move forward. Senator Schumer's office has asked the AMTA Members to contact Republican Senators on the aviation committee. I have called and e-mailed each member voicing the AMTA's position for having this important resolution to come to a vote and asking the Senators to co-sponsor S.RES 335. I would like to ask if one of the following Senators is from your State to please call and leave a message AND send an e-mail asking them to support the AMT Day Resolution.

I have received word from Senator Roger Wicker's aid, Ellen Beares, and the Senator at this time is not going to co-sponsor S.RES 335 due to more important issues that he is working on. However, Senator Wicker will vote yes if S.RES 335 goes to the floor for a vote. I will list Ms. Beares information if you wish to call and simply remind the Senator that this resolution is important to you.

Senator Dan Sullivan's aid, Scott Leaphard, has contacted me saying the Senator will vote for S.RES 335 when it goes for a vote. So if you contact Mr. Leaphard thank him for the Senator's support.

Ted Cruz TX
(202) 224-5922
Elliott Mulkin

Marco Rubio FL
(202) 224-3041
Eleni Valanos

Roger Wicker MS
(202) 224-6253
Ellen Beares

Roy Blunt MO
(202) 224-5721
Dan Burgess

Debbie Fischer NE
(202) 224-6551
Madeline Sullivan

Jerry Moran KS
(202) 224-6521
Conor McGrath

Dan Sullivan AK
(202) 224-3004
Scott Leaphard

Ron Johnson WI
(202) 224-5323
Annie Chestnut

Dean Heller NV
(202) 224-6244
Jeremy Harrell

Cory Gardner CO
(202) 224-5941
Philip Newman

As always, thank you for your support in the AMTA and our wonderful craft & profession.


Ken MacTiernan
Director AMTA

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US Air Force mechanics fix a major issue with a $140 million F-22 for $250

11.16.16 | 11:34 AM

(Senior Airman Samuel Privett, a 43rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, stands at parade rest in front of an F-22 Raptor at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov.

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Plane-Power Announces a $150 Alternator Trade-In Credit for Legacy Cessna and Piper Piston Engine Aircraft

11.08.16 | 04:33 PM

 $150 trade-in credit makes it attractive for owners to install a new-generation Plane-Power alternator instead of continuing to overhaul their legacy unit.

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