Fatigue, human error, bad management?

Recently the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a statement regarding the December 2011 air tour helicopter crash near Las Vegas.

The NTSB states the crash was the result of the operator’s “improper reuse of a degraded self-locking nut in the servo control input rod [Read more...]

PAMA puts out call for nominations

If you or someone you know would like to take a leadership position in the aviation maintenance community, be sure to submit a nomination for the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) 2013-2014 board of directors election. Nominations are due by Feb. 28.

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PAMA puts out call for speakers

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) is now taking requests to speak at the National Aviation Maintenance Symposium, slated for Nov. 21-22.

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New partners for Aviation Workforce Think Tank

Aviation Workforce Development, in partnership with the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA), will hold the first-ever Aviation/Aerospace Workforce Issues Think Tank May 7 in Minneapolis.

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FAA reverses position on maintenance duty time

The FAA has reversed its maintenance duty time legal interpretation and comments submitted by the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association played a role in that decision.

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Aviation Workforce Think Tank slated

Aviation Workforce Development, in partnership with the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA), will host the first ever Aviation/Aerospace Workforce Issues Think Tank, May 7, 2013, in Minneapolis.

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Holiday dinner slated for PAMA chapter

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association’s Columbus, Ohio, Chapter is holding its 2012 Holiday Dinner Dec. 11 at the Villa Milano Restaurant in Columbus. This is always a terrific annual event. The meeting agenda will include the election of officers that were selected at the October meeting for the 2012-2013 COPAMA Board. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with supper at 6 p.m. This event allows all to enjoy good food, a light non-technical aviation presentation, and a night of fun and prizes. Regardless of where you’re from or what your beliefs, we share the bonds of peace and joy the holidays bring.

More regulations equal higher repair bills

The FAA has once again introduced its new rating system for repair stations, which was dropped in 2001.

A major part that will affect general aviation is the potential that the rewrite will require certification of the repair station to be model specific. An example would be the Cessna or Piper product line, I.e, 170, 172, 150, 152, 210, PA140, PA46, PA31, and J-3, to name a very small fraction of the specific models. A repair station would need to acquire a rating based on each model. A small repair station, which has been a Piper or Cessna Service Center, would need to acquire more than 300 of these new certifications.

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Chapter and verse

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association has an unrecognized strength in its organization that makes it a resource for what’s going on in aircraft maintenance. That strength is our chapter network, which is, of course, made up of our members.

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What has PAMA done for you lately?

Often I am asked: “What does the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) do?”

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