Archive for November, 2011

Veto Pro Pac XL Tool Bag

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Why You Might Want a Veto Pro Pac XL Tool Bag Many aircraft mechanics use tools which are organized out of a toolbox. A common technique is to store tools in a Sears Craftsman Tool Box, or equivalent.   But sometimes  current job market conditions require you to take a job four states away, or you [...]

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Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

In aircraft maintenance, Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) is an approval granted by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to a manufacturer of replacement aircraft parts.  PMA is a combined design and production approval for modification and replacement equipment.  It allows a manufacturer to produce and sell these articles for installation on type-certified products.  FAA [...]

FiFi – The Last Flying B-29 Superfortress

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

FiFi,  a Boeing B-29A Superfortress, is one of only a few surviving B-29 bombers in existence and the only B-29 currently flying.  It is owned by the Commemorative Air Force, currently based at Addison, Texas.  FiFi tours the U.S.A. and Canada,  participating in air shows and providing flight experiences.  For prices ranging from $595 to [...]

MRO World – aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul

Monday, November 7th, 2011

A Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul  (MRO) company performs aircraft repairs at what is termed an FAA repair station. In the US, the FAA provides a list of designated repair stations at http://av-info.faa.gov/repairstation.asp. Repair stations are located outside US territory as well.  Depending on the the business environment and the needs of an airline carrier, substantial [...]

Where are the Aircraft Mechanic Jobs Now and How to Land One?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

You have a love for airplanes. You have studied,  obtained an A&P license from an FAA approved aircraft mechanic school, and acquired industry experience.   Sometimes, a sizable student loan has been incurred in your studies. You need a job to get the loan paid off, and get on with your life.  So, where is [...]