National Director’s Monthly Update for August 2021
Posted On: Sep 05, 2021
To: AMFA Locals and Members Re: National Director’s Monthly Update for August 2021 Date: September 3, 2021 Dear Members: In the recent months, we have had numerous conversations system-wide revealing concerns regarding the rapid increase of commercial air traffic. These concerns include maintenance of service standards, limited on-the-job and equipment/tooling training, maintenance compliance, and pressure to take shortcuts while performing maintenance tasks. It is important to note that becoming a certified mechanic takes two years of school to pass a sophisticated FAA certification process and can take an additional five years to become proficient at the craft. This means that effectively replacing retired mechanics will take much longer than many carriers anticipate.