5 Apps That’ll Make You a Better Aviation Maintenance Technician
The technology available today that directly supports the aviation maintenance industry is no less impressive than any other high tech career field. You may not realize that aviation mechanics actually have applications available to them to make their jobs easier, but there is a digital revolution moving within aviation turning paper instructions, guides and tools into digital formats that can be easily carried, shared and accessed.
We searched the internet high and low and found our top 5 favorite applications designed specifically to help users with the maintenance and overall readiness of aircraft.
iLOG – Maintenance and Flight Logs – This iPhone/iPad app is described as a digital solution to traditional flight and maintenance paper logs. Users now enjoy access to pre-populated data. This includes trip details, security seals, RVSM ground and in-air checks engine, airframe and APU as well as block times.
FAR AMT – These folks have created an iPhone/iPad app to hold information from Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations at ASA. They also deliver advisory circulars relevant to aviation maintenance technicians. They effect aircraft maintenance operations and repair shops. This app provides a Pilot/Controller Glossary with complete Aircraft Inspections, Repairs and Alterations text (AC43.13-1B and AC 43.13-2B), all of them are searchable.
Bolt & Nut Aero and Flights – This iPhone/iPad app provides service and resources for anyone seeking aerospace fasteners. It provides users with links to the places where entry specifications are able to be viewed.
Aircraft Maintenance Technology magazine – This app serves as the iPad version of this online monthly aviation maintenance magazine. Editorial’s focus on latest technologies and maintenance best-practices. They draw from all areas of aviation and aircraft maintenance. The app includes columns covering issues like Industry Viewpoints, Staying Legal, AMTSociety Mx Log Updates.
Monarch MRO – Monarch utilizes this iPhone/iPad app to offer information to both existing and potential customers. Users view all of your services available, and are able to contact personnel by email and phone. It is even possible to check in on the status of repairs to their aircraft.
Other Valuable Resources for Aviation Maintenance Technicians…
- Reexamination of A&P Certificate Holders from St. George Aviation and DME Bryan Tobias
- Change your Certificate Information
- Integrated Airman Certification and/or Rating Application (IACRA)
If you have or know of any other aviation career resources or applications that help make aviation maintenance easier, more efficient or safer, please share them in the comments below!
Getting quality training is the most direct means to get certified in the aviation mechanical technician’s field. The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) provides one of the fastest-pathways into a career in aviation. Learn more about career training programs at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance or by visiting the Information Disclosure page titled: Your right to know.
[box type=”info”]Disclaimer #1 – The Aviation Institute of Maintenance does not intentionally nor specifically endorse or support any specific mobile device application for use in the aviation industry whether recreational or professional. Our goal in this article is provide the reader with information and inspiration to seek out and find applications and tools that help them in their career or recreational activity that enhances their enjoyment and passion for the aviation industry. You should use these and any other applications with care, caution, due diligence on your part and at your own risk.[/box]
[box type=”info”]Disclaimer #2 – Aviation Institute of Maintenance makes no claim, warranty or guarantee as to actual employability or earning potential to current, past or future students and graduates of any career training program we offer. The Aviation Institute of Maintenance website is published for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information contained within; however, no warranty of accuracy is made. No contractual rights, either expressed or implied, are created by its content. The printed Aviation Institute of Maintenance catalog remains the official publication of Aviation Institute of Maintenance. The Aviation Institute of Maintenance website links to other websites outside the aviationmaintenance.edu domain. These links are provided as a convenience and do not constitute an endorsement. Aviation Institute of Maintenance exercises no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, information that resides on servers outside the aviationmaintenance.edu domain.[/box]