2024 Annual Conference

Conference registration is now open! Register, see the schedule of events, book accommodation, and plan to join us in Tucson March 18-20. Exhibitor and sponsor opportunities are still available.

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 2023 Pipeline Report

This year's report provides the latest information about the aviation technical workforce, the A&P schools that prepare individuals for careers in aviation maintenance, and the companies that employ those professionals.

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What We Do

The Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) was founded in 1961. Its mission is to promote and support aviation maintenance technician education, with the ultimate goal of enabling the aerospace community to meet its workforce needs. The council actively engages with regulatory bodies to support an infrastructure that will create high quality technicians, provides resources, continuing education and networking opportunities to learning institutions, keeps the community informed of activities that impact technician education, and promotes careers in aviation maintenance.
ATEC membership is made up of aviation employers, vendors and educational institutions with maintenance technician programs. Our core members are Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools (AMTS) certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 147.

Mission thrives with support, special thanks to conference presenting and host sponsors

School Map
The map charts all part 147 programs, sources from the FAA air agency database and ATEC's annual AMTS survey. For more detailed information, members can refer to the Member Directory, which includes contact details, enrollment, and upcoming graduation dates.

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ATEC offers online training courses and informative sessions on topics of interest to the aviation maintenance technician education community. Register for future webinars and view previously recorded sessions available in the on-demand library.

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The council has pulled together a useful compilation of regulations, certification standards, policy, guidance, and program resources to support aviation maintenance schools. The webpage will be especially helpful to programs seeking or contemplating part 147 certification. 

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