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By AEI Editor
Published: May 12, 2015

It is with great sadness AEI Executive Board has to inform all Affiliates that the founder of Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) has passed away.


Farewell & Safe Travels - O.V. Delle-Femine 1932-2015

Are we a dying breed ?
By Editor
Published: Apr 13, 2015

No, I don`t think so !

The need for aviation maintenance technicians is growing, and the industry is currently having difficulty finding qualified AMTs, and demand is expected to remain high, says a National Air Transportation Association spokesperson.
Boeing's Current Market Outlook 2014-2033 projects a need for 584,000 AMTs for the airline industry alone over the next 20 years.

At present time, about 50,000 mechanics in the United States are employed by scheduled airlines and about 37,000 work in general aviation, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Globally, airlines employ some 473,000 aircraft mechanics according to the Aeronautical Repair Station Association.

AEI Editor.

Secretary General Reports.
By AEI Editor
Published: Feb 25, 2015
Updated: Mar 23, 2015

Secretary Generals Report from EASA Advisory Board meeting in Cologne 19 Feb.

And report from workshop: Just culture working group in Brussels 18 March.

On the Members page !


Extensive interview given by AEI Secretary General
By AEI Editor
Published: Mar 16, 2015

"It must become cheaper, cheaper, cheaper…!” European airliners and maintenance companies try to downgrade  aircraft engineers to administrative inspectors, during maintenance work !



Aviation Safety Regulators Are Naïve
By AEI Editor
Published: Jan 29, 2015

Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) has long been warning that aviation regulator complacency will have safety consequences. Therefore, it has come as no surprise that aircraft maintenance technicians have launched a lawsuit against American Airlines management alleging they are being pressured into releasing aircraft back into service that still require repairs and are unsafe.

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AEI Annual Congress 2014
By AEI Editor
Published: Dec 1, 2014

AEI Annual Congress 2014 was hosted by SNMSAC (Syndicat des Mecaniciens et Specialistes l'Aviation Civile) and took place in Paris, France from 05th. to 08th. November 2014

Reports and Presentatins are available on the members page under ANNUAL CONGRESS.


Hundreds of Meridiana staff rally!
By Editor
Published: Nov 17, 2014

Hundreds of employees of privately owned Sardinian carrier Meridiana rallied Monday the labor ministry in Rome ahead of a meeting between government, management and unions over the company's plan to lay off 1,366 people.
Sources close to the company told ANSA that Meridiana was set to begin laying people off immediately


Drones Used to Asses Aircraft Damage
By AEI Editor
Published: Aug 7, 2014

Easyjet develops flying robots to inspect aircraft!

We have examined and assessed cutting edge technology across many different industries and are now applying a range of new technologies to the aviation sector for the first time to help us run our fleet of aircraft more effectively, efficiently and safely," said chief executive Carolyn McCall.



Secretary General Report July 2014.
By AEI Editor
Published: Jul 28, 2014

Are we heading back to Servitude or even slavery and day jobs over secure labour contract?

Read the interesting July report from AEI Secretary General ! Read the interesting July report from AEI Secretary General !

 (EASA-AEI July meeting notes on members page)


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