AMT’s 20th Anniversary
1989: Aircraft Technician sengers of the aircraft. It is the longest suchch
published for first time. The first crash involving Concorde. i
filing in his-
Northrop B2, the most expen- The crash is later attributed to tory (since 2002). First flight of
sive aircraft in history, at a FOD. Airbus gave final approval a U.S. Air Force aircraft, a B-52
cost of $516 million, made its to build the Airbus A3XX, now Stratofortress, powered solely by
first flight. The Pentagon lifts renamed the A380. a blend of synthetic jet fuel, pro-
a ban on the use of pin-ups to 2001: Airbus Integrated duced by Syntroleum.
decorate U.S. Air Force aircraft Company formed as part of the 2007: Robert Sturgill named
fuselages. James Busey named European Aeronautic Defence Acting FAA Administrator. FAA
FAA Administrator. Southern and Space Company (EADS). changed IA renewal from one-
Cross Aviation started in Fort The Russian space station Mir year cycle to two years. Tom
Lauderdale, FL. ends its 15-year career in space. Hendershot named AMTSociety
1991: Pan American World 2002: US Airways filed Executive Director.
Airlines (Pan-Am) stopped flying Chapter 11 bankruptcy 2008: Cirrus Design introduced-
after 73 years. along with Midway Airlines, Vision Jet at EAA. The industry
1992: Thomas Richards named andUnited Airlines. United is the lost Bill O’Brien. Silver State
FAA Administrator largest airline bankruptcy in U.S. Helicopters ceased operations
1993: David Hinson named history. Marion Blakey named and entered bankruptcy. Aloha
FAA Administrator. The first B2 FAA Administrator. California Airlines, Skybus Airlines, and ATA
Stealth bomber delivered to the passed the first state AMT Day Airlines cease operations.
USAF. Resolution. 2009: Aircraft Maintenance
1994: FlightSafety International 2003: Aviation celebrated Technology celebrates 20 years.
introduced Master Technician its first century. AS3 and GSE Randy Babbitt named FAA
training program. Space Shuttle International Expo combined Administrator. Republic buys
Discovery launched. (with NATA and PAMA). Midwest Airlines and Frontier
1996: The Dutch aircraft com- SpaceShipOne was the