Early in 2017, the ATEC Board voted to explore options for a new council logo. After months of discussion, thought and persistence, the council is happy to present its new emblem.
“Given how much ATEC has grown in the last few years, and the aggressive plan it has to expand its footprint, we thought it was time to reconsider the nearly sixty-year-old mark,” said ATEC President and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Vice President of International Development Ryan Goertzen. “The initial goal was to maintain familiarity, while adding more modern elements.”
A special task force was formed to sketch out a new concept that was representative of ATEC’s mission: to promote and support aviation maintenance technician education.
“We aimed to create something that represents all sectors of aviation, and all the opportunities available to future aviators,” said ATEC Director and AMT Magazine Chief Editor Ron Donner. “The paper airplane takes us back to where it all began, it is synonymous with education.”
The team chose to move forward with the paper plane concept, agreeing that the icon best captured the essence of aviation in education: imagination. “It is familiar, simple, romantic and the foundation of innovation, said ATEC Director and AIM Director of Education Debbie Wiggins. “The flight path is illustrative of where we’ve been, and where we’re going.”
“With the new look, ATEC ushers in the next era. The future of the industry depends on the upbringing of the next generation, and ATEC is proud to be part of the equation,” said Goertzen. “I am truly proud of this team and thankful for their dedication and commitment to ATEC to make this project a reality and one that will last many more generations to come.”
Members are invited to download the new ATEC member badge, for display on their website and marketing materials.
The Aerospace Maintenance Council hosts annually the Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC). This year’s event will take place on April 10-11, 2018 in Orlando.
The event showcases the talent required of aviation maintenance technicians to maintain aircraft and spacecraft in safe, airworthy condition. To further support of our future mechanics, AMC is proud to provide a scholarship in recognition of Phoebe Jane Fairgrave Omlie, the first female to receive an FAA aircraft mechanic’s license in 1927. Phoebe helped show the world that women were just as capable as men in repairing and maintaining aircraft.
Awards in the amount of $500-$2500 may be used towards the purchase of tools, books and/or school tuition. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a Federal Aviation Administration part 147 program, and registered to compete in the 2018 AMC.
The award is supported through the generous contributions of AMC participants and sponsors. Contributions to the scholarship fund are welcome; donors will have the opportunity to present the scholarship during the AMC award ceremony on April 12 in Orlando.
For more information and to apply, visit www.aerospacecompetition.com/scholarship. Applications are due March 15, 2018.
Washington, DC — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced today that it is now taking applications for its prestigious Edward W. Stimpson “Aviation Excellence” Award, which comes with a $2,000 cash prize.
The award is named for founder and past President of GAMA, Edward W. Stimpson. Given annually, the scholarship goes to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted to and will be enrolled in an aviation degree core program at a university or college of his or her choice. Applicants are judged on the basis of academic skills, extracurricular activities and an essay on what aviation means to the student and how he or she plans to pursue an aviation career.
Applications are due by April 13, 2018. For more information, or to access the application, please visit the GAMA website.
For additional information, please contact Sarah McCann, GAMA Director of Communications, at +1 (202) 637-1375 or email@example.com.
Excerpts from the 2018 edition's Preface:
The Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook–General (FAA-H-8083-30A) was developed as one of a series of three handbooks for persons preparing for mechanic certification with airframe or powerplant ratings, or both. It is intended that this handbook will provide basic information on principles, fundamentals, and technical procedures in the subject matter areas common to both the airframe and powerplant ratings.
The handbook is designed to aid students enrolled in a formal course of instruction preparing for FAA certification as a maintenance technician as well as for current technicians who wish to improve their knowledge.
New to this volume is a section addressing how successful aviation maintenance technicians incorporate knowledge and awareness of ethics, professionalism and human factors in the field.
The companion handbooks to Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook–General (FAA-H-8083-30A) are the Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook–Airframe (FAA-H-8083-31 (as amended)), and the Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook–Powerplant (FAA-H-8083-32 (as amended)).
This handbook is available for download, in pdf format, from www.faa.gov. Please visit this website for the latest version of all FAA handbooks.
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