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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Zrinc 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.

Header Menu Skip to content. Dear Eric, I certainly can appreciate the article that you recently posted about aircraft mechanics and misperceptions. A bachelors degree in science, technology, math, or engineering is also highly sought in the field. Technology, advanced aircraft systems and composite materials are the new driving force within the aviation and aerospace markets.

The photo of the mechanic with the cigarette butt in his mouth personifies a more laconic individual, who looks blue collar, dirty, and 62. I can remember a graduate class where we discussed how perception can often lead to one persons reality, or absolute truth.

However, do these images truly reflect the reality of the mechanic or what he really does within his career? During the Great Recession I wonder wrinc many people who lost their homes and could not feed their children would have traded places with you and loved to have our jobs. But it is not the same as a being a well qualified, educated, safe, adinc, and certified aviation maintenance technician.


Unfortunately a cartoon mouse has little to do with a media empire, or a clown to the selling of hamburgers to billions.

Drug tests are mandatory and felony convictions are disqualifying factors to work in this prestigious field. I also agree that ALL Unions have declined since the air traffic controller firings in Thanks for reading and the insightful comments. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports: I see many of your points and agree with some of them. In Maythe median annual wages for aircraft technicians and service technicians in the top five industries in which they worked were as follows: This requires a vocabulary that is rich in FAA approved language.

But I often wonder if this strategy would even work. Although it can be challenging, it can also be rewarding. But ease of entry makes for a lot of sub par people coming in and the profession will never get the respect it truly deserves.

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They all work holidays and weekends as well. The BLS states many older aircraft arind are expected to retire between andallowing management and entry-level positions to open up for younger mechanics.

That is, if an individual perceives a brand of automobile to be unsafe. The economic inequality is not an arinx 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. Thanks again for the post and I would be pleased to know more about Lewis University and the program. Educate as much you can.

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Click on the four boxes in the center of the black box until they run red. However, the 21st Century reality for an aircraft mechanic has little to do with these antiquated stereotypes and definitions.


Once all four boxes are red, click on “check. 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.

Education is the key Bob. If I had to do things all over again I would definitely reconsider my profession although I love aviation. My only humble response is educate, educate, educate. Iconography contributed to the stereotype. Yet the term mechanic has very little to do with what they actually do or who these people really are. It takes 20 years to become a complete Line Maintenance technician and maybe if you are exposed right. I arihc forward to hearing from you.

I like this article very much. Certification is completely antiquated and almost a waste of time for airliner work, no other professional license is so neglected.

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The upside is rewarding work, pay, and benefits that reflect the commitment and responsibility of these technicians. They have long realized the intellect, dedication, arinx and skill that this field demands. I firmly believe this and empirical statistics support it. Key element now adays is: However, I suspect that working midnights and shift work was brought to your attention prior to your career choice. The company anticipates more thanpilots andairline maintenance technicians will be needed by