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Former PAMA Vice Chairman Tom Hendershot passes
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Tom served on the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association Board of Directors in 2003. He also served as part of these many organizations as well the Denver FAASTeam, the FAA/Industry AMT Program, Aviation Technician Education Council; National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies; Joint Service Aviation Maintenance Technician Certification Council; Executive Director of AMT Society; and the NBAA Maintenance Committee. More


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Budget cuts hit North Island aircraft maintenance jobs
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The Navy announced recently that budget cuts will force it to reduce aircraft maintenance at its North Island Naval Air Station depot, putting up to 480 jobs in jeopardy at two civilian contracting firms. Navy F/A-18s, C-2s and E-2s and helicopters go to Fleet Readiness Center Southwest at the Coronado air base for regular overhauls. More

Feds weigh Boeing's bid to return 787 to service
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The effort toward returning the Boeing 787 to service enters a new phase this week as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration digests a formal proposal issued recently during what the manufacturer characterized as a productive meeting between BCA president and CEO Ray Conner and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. More

Aviation maintenance icon Tom Hendershot passes away    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The aviation maintenance profession has lost a true friend and leader with the sudden passing of Tom Hendershot in Aurora, Colo., after a brief illness. Hendershot was 72. Hendershot served as the executive director of the AMTSociety since 2007, and his service to the aviation industry spanned more than five decades. More

Union demands more oversight of contract maintenance
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According to the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO union, 70 percent of airline maintenance is conducted by outside contractors, and some of the most comprehensive work on transport aircraft "should be conducted only by Part 145 certified repair stations," according to TTD president Edward Wytkind. More

5 DynCorp International programs earn Federal Aviation Administration Diamond Awards for Excellence
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DynCorp International has earned the Federal Aviation Administration's prestigious Diamond Award for Excellence for its support of the U.S. Air Force at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) program, U.S. Air Force C-21A Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) and C-20 programs and the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command T-6 program. More

Aviation maintenance professional wins regional accolade
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Scott E. Austin, maintenance director for Western Michigan University's College of Aviation, has been named a Regional Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year. A national General Aviation Awards program accolade, the honor puts him in the running with six others for selection as 2013's top U.S. aviation maintenance technician. More

University of Alaska Anchorage to welcome a Boeing 727 to its aviation technology program Feb. 26
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On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at 2 p.m., a Boeing 727 donated by FedEx, will land at Merrill Field Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, after its short flight from the Ted Stevens International Airport. The pilots of the 727 will do up to two flyovers before landing at Anchorage's in-town runway. More

Army, Air Force join forces for aircraft recovery training
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Seasoned with a number of Downed Aircraft Recovery Team missions under their belt, the Phoenix troops of Company B, 122nd Aviation Support Battalion, were chosen to brush up their skills during a two-day mission, Jan. 12-13, with their Air Force counterparts of the 440th Maintenance Squadron at Pope Army Airfield. More


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