Aviation Maintenance Technology

Students in UDC Aviation Maintenance

The Aerospace Maintenance Council hosts a flagstone event annually, the Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC), which recognizes and celebrate the aviation maintenance technician, and raises awareness of the knowledge and skill required to maintain safe, airworthy aircraft, worldwide. 

The AMC provides an opportunity for current and future maintenance professionals to showcase their abilities and see how they stack up against peers across the country. Five-member teams complete in maintenance events intended to test skill and knowledge required of an aviation maintenance technician. Teams may register in one of the following categories:

      1. Commercial Airlines
      2. General Aviation
      3. Military
      4. Repair and Manufacturing
      5. School
      6. Space

AVMT students Edwin Huayta and Nuttaporn “Gina” Sihakhoon were both selected as recipients of the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) Pratt & Whitney Engine Maintenance Training Scholarship.  Each scholarship is valued at $6400. The Pratt & Whitney Engine Maintenance Scholarship is designed to support those in the aviation industry. They offer a variety of instructor-led engine maintenance courses on large commercial engines or the smaller Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engine series. Only 5% of all A&P mechanics have the opportunity to attend a Pratt & Whitney engine training course! Their advisors will help students select a class that best suits their personal development and professional growth.

Student and professor at UDC Community College's Aviation Maintenance Program

AVMT Student Michael Ranker  was selected as a recipient of the Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship, which is awarded each year to up to six students studying to become aviation maintenance technicians. The scholarship awards $2,500 toward the cost of obtaining your aviation maintenance certificate. In addition, scholarship recipients receive:

    1. A complimentary one-year membership in Helicopter Association International (HAI), the trade association for the international helicopter industry

    2. A complimentary full registration for the scholarship recipient and a guest HAI HELI-EXPO, including lunch for two at the HAI Salute to Excellence Awards Luncheon; hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the scholarship winner and guest

    3. A subscription to ROTOR magazine and ROTOR Daily.

    4. Scholarship winners have 19 months from the date of their award to complete their training and receive their maintenance technician certificate.

Professor William Russo was selected as a recipient of the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) Continental Motors Scholarship award, valued at $1900. Continental Motors is proud to offer two advanced factory training courses located at Continental Motors facility in Mobile, AL. These one-week courses will cover general engine theory, crankcase threading, crankshaft component R&R, cylinder R&R, fuel injection system calibration, 100-hour/annual inspection topics, cylinder borescope inspections and ignition systems hands-on. A tour of the factory will also be given.