The goal of this document is to provide the basis for a structured process to identify, analyze and resolve NFF issues. The NFF issues include. such as ARINC , CASH (Conserve All Ser- viceable Hardware) and HSM ( Holistic Systems. Maintenance) report having far less NFF per- centages than. NFF-Process Outline This Section presents an outline of the ARINC NFF- Process5. It is a direct, verbatim copy of certain parts from this ARINC Guideline.

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Techniques Identify No Fault Found Avionics Components

Education is the key Bob. Thank you for your 762 consideration. Mechanics are referred to as housekeeping by their managers after being trained to complete so much technical training involving the actual manufacturing and assembly of the aircraft. Lewis University teaches these new technological disciplines. The report predicts that as global economies grow and tens of thousands of new commercial jetliners are produced, the demand for pilots and educated technicians will also grow exponentially.

A bachelors degree in science, technology, math, or engineering is also highly sought in the field. I also agree 62 ALL Unions have declined since the air traffic controller firings in Hey Bob, I see many of your points and agree with some of them.

However, do these images truly reflect the reality of the mechanic or what he really does within his career? I like this article very much. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. During the Great Recession I arnc how many people who lost their homes and could not feed their children would have traded places with you and loved to have our jobs. Drug tests are mandatory and felony convictions are disqualifying factors to work in this prestigious field. For instance, troubleshooting a complex and sophisticated fly-by-wire flight control system requires no wrenches, no grease, and no oil.


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That is, if an individual perceives a brand of automobile to be unsafe. Eric J and Bob, you guys are in the right track, I have been in there, done that, etc. The photo of the mechanic with the cigarette butt in his mouth personifies a more laconic individual, who looks blue collar, dirty, and rough. The upside is rewarding work, pay, and benefits that reflect the commitment and responsibility of these technicians.

Although it can be challenging, it can also be rewarding. American innovation and a strong scientific, mechanical, and technological education is the only thing that will save young people from our fate. Click on the four boxes in the center of the black box until they run red.

Header Menu Skip to content. The economic inequality is not an airline issue but rather a global economic issue that can only be rectified through systemic compensation incentives to companies who keep American middle class workers here, and penalize taking our labor overseas.

However, I suspect that working midnights and shift work was brought to your attention prior to your career choice. Yet the term mechanic has very little to do with what they actually do or who these people really are.

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I suspect that when guys like you and I are gone, their will be plenty of teens who look up at the sky and desperately want a career in aviation, in some capacity, just like you and I once did. Key element now adays is: I firmly believe this and empirical statistics support it.

I thank for your close description to real life of a Mechanic.

It takes 20 years to become a complete Line Maintenance technician and maybe if you are exposed right. The company anticipates more thanpilots andairline maintenance technicians will be needed aric The art work glamorizes the mechanic and romanticizes the idea of becoming a mechanic in service to your country.


The Oshkosh Air show is filled with senior aviators reveling in their careers and sharing stories of their exploits with teens and children. The same holds true for aircraft arijc. But I often wonder if this strategy would even work.

I have been in there under the heavy rain in the middle of winter closing panels at midnite, at three in the morning looking for the problem in adinc nose gear light and more. Technology, advanced aircraft systems and composite materials are the new driving force within the aviation and aerospace markets. I can remember a graduate class where we discussed how perception can often lead to one persons reality, or absolute truth.

The above Army Air Corps painting illustrates this point. My profile is available to you on LinkedIn. Educate as much you arinf.

However, arnic 21st Century reality for an aircraft mechanic has little to do with these antiquated stereotypes and definitions. The BLS states many older aircraft mechanics are expected to retire between andallowing management and entry-level positions to open up for younger mechanics. I worked midnights for years and used to joke with my colleagues that I had watched more fireworks displays on the flight line than with my family.

Iconography contributed to the stereotype. I see many of your points and agree with some of them. Thanks again 762 the post and I would be pleased to know more about Lewis University and the program. These skills are almost exclusively learned at the airline or manufacturing levels. I encourage my children to do one thing and one thing only, educate yourself until you can no longer stand it.