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03.31.15 | 6:26 PM

ARSA Video Celebrates Work of Aviation Mechanics - John Goglia

 Let’s face it - most documentaries about aviation and aviation jobs don’t focus on aircraft mechanics. As critical as the work is, it’s just not the work that garners m

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03.02.15 | 7:43 AM

Supervisors' Responsibility when Mechanics Won't Sign Off Work

 If A Supervisor Disagrees With a Mechanic about a Manual Interpretation, Why Doesn’t He Just Take Responsibility for Signing It Off?

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02.25.15 | 6:10 PM

Southwest Airlines Settles Whistleblower Suit By Mechanic Disciplined For Reporting Cracks in 737

 Southwest Airlines has settled a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a mechanic alleging that he was disciplined for finding and reporting two cracks in the fuselage of a Boeing 737-700

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02.02.15 | 4:31 AM

2015 NTSB Most Wanted Safety Improvements Apply to Mechanics, Too

 The NTSB recently published its 2015 list of its top 10 most critical safety recommendations.  These recommendations are based on the NTSB’s i

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12.31.14 | 12:02 AM

2015 Aerospace Maintenance Skills Competition: UPDATE

 As a new year begins and we get closer to our 2015 Maintenance Skills competition, I thought this would be a good time to update everyone on where we are and what has been happening. More >>

12.01.14 | 5:00 PM

Friends in Right Places by John Goglia

 I frequently think of the Garth Brooks song, “Friends in Low Places”, when I fly these days. Not because I have friends in “low” places, but I do feel lucky to ha

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10.31.14 | 8:02 PM

Engine Assembly at NBAA Convention Spotlights Mechanics’ Work - John Goglia

 There were so many great displays at the NBAA Convention in Orlando last week, from static displays of new business aircraft to the latest in electronic wizardry for these planes and helicopt

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10.01.14 | 3:57 PM

FAA’s $425,000 Civil Penalty against Gulfstream: Message to Mechanics by John Goglia

 On September 16 the FAA issued a press release announcing a proposed $425,000 civil penalty against Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

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09.01.14 | 5:03 PM

Midnight Shifts at JFK in the Goodfellas Years - John Goglia

 The arrests earlier this year for an infamous crime committed almost four decades earlier – the brazen robbery of $6 million in cash and jewels from a Lufthansa cargo building at JFK In

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07.30.14 | 8:42 PM

Yes, Fellow Mechanics, Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 Would Apply to YOU, Too! And You Have Until August 8 to Comment. - John Goglia

Don’t be fooled a second time.  Just as with the Pilot’s Bill of Rights that was enacted into law two years ago this summer, when some in Congress write the word "pilot",

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