The following is an excerpt from the April edition of AMC news; the full issue is available here.
The Aerospace Maintenance Council will host the Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) on April 25-27, 2017 at the Orlando Orange County Convention Center in conjunction with MRO Americas. The event showcases the talent required of aviation maintenance technicians to maintain aircraft and spacecraft in safe, airworthy condition.
Sixty, five-person teams of professionals and students from eight countries will compete in 26 events that test the knowledge and skill required to maintain aircraft. Competitors have 15 minutes to complete events such as electrical troubleshooting, composite repair, turbine engine troubleshooting, structure repair, nondestructive testing, and written exams testing knowledge on history, human factors and weight & balance. Prizes will be given to the top teams from each event and category (commercial aviation, general aviation, educational institutions, military, aerospace companies and the military).
The AMC has overwhelming industry support; company sponsors provide prizes, scholarships, airfare and cash awards. All competitive events are sponsored by industry companies such as The Boeing Company, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, PPG Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Redstone College and AAR Services.
“The premise for the AMC is not to promote one group of professionals or students over another group but rather to raise the level of awareness of the knowledge, skill and integrity required of today’s aviation maintenance professional,” stated the Aerospace Maintenance Council President & former National Transportation Safety Board member John Goglia. “Each competitor is the ‘best of the best’ because they were all hand-picked by their respective company/organization; the competition therefore utilized our best and brightest to promote career opportunities in aerospace.”
We look forward to seeing you next week!