Bill targets aviation mechanic shortage

A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives May 8, 2018, to establish an aviation maintenance workforce development pilot program. Introduced by a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers, including Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.), Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), and Rep. Brenda Lawrence, (D-Mich.) H.R. 5701 is designed to encourage more men and […]

Mechanic shortage spurs bipartisan legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced the Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development Pilot Program March 7, 2018. The bipartisan legislation is designed to help close the skills gap and fill aviation maintenance jobs. “Our aviation industry needs skilled workers and the aviation maintenance industry […]

Latest edition of Aviation Maintenance Technician textbook released

The latest edition of the Aviation Maintenance Technician Series: General has just been released by ASA. The Aviation Maintenance Technician Series textbooks by Dale Crane were created to set the pace for maintenance technician training and serve as an essential resource to pass the FAA Knowledge Exam, according to ASA officials. The new fourth edition […]

Mechanics retiring faster than they can be replaced

A new report from the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) has discovered that mechanics are retiring faster than they can be replaced. While new people make up just 2% of the aviation maintenance technician (AMT) population, 30% of the workforce is at or near retirement age, according to the report. In the U.S., FAA-certified Aviation […]

Latest edition of FAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook released

WINGsReality EDU has released the 2018 edition of the FAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook — General (FAA-H-8083-30A). The handbook was developed as one of a series of three handbooks for people preparing for mechanic certification with airframe or powerplant ratings or both. The handbook provides basic information on principles, fundamentals, and technical procedures for both […]