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Technical Training

Beyond the OEM

Helicopter maintenance professionals — be they engine, transmission and rotor blade or avionics specialists — have gone through a series of educational classes that have helped bring them to their current level of expertise. As they continue to become involved with the latest and greatest advancements and products in their field of expertise, they will undoubtedly attend more classes and their knowledge will grow. But what of the individual who wants to enter the field of aviation maintenance and is not sure how to begin, or the individual who already is an aviation maintenance specialist and wants to take their education to the next level? 

This issue’s feature article on technical training looks at what is offered at two colleges and one high school and also the role that a third party is playing in setting standards for those providing technical training in our industry.