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STUDENTS POSE with their Sonic Tool boxes.
SONIC TOOLS

lines and a few of the majors," says Scott
Saxton, vice president aviation and education
solutions at Sonic Tools. "We asked for the
minimum required tool lists from American,
Delta, United, their regionals, and large MRO's
like Duncan Aviation. We took these lists and
compiled a master list which consisted of
the common denominators. The process itself
took just over three months."
Those three months of hard work paid off
for Sonic Tools, resulting in a toolbox that
has everything in it a mechanic needs when
entering the industry. The toolbox also sports
items that Sonic considers "luxury tools" not
required by all of the companies polled, such
as angle and ratcheting wrenches.
"It's really based off of what the industry is
requiring from a minimum starting standpoint.
And then we added some tools to that tool set
that we call luxury items like ratcheting wrenches.
They weren't on any of the required tool lists, but
we know that ratcheting wrenches are one of the
highest sought after tools outside of the minimum,"
Sasso elaborates.
The diligence to their research is one factor that
helped Sonic Tools land it's partnership with AIM.
"They won our business through some research
where they put together tool lists from all of the
different airlines and employers where our graduates would be going to, and then they went back
and put together tool lists from all the different A&P

SONIC TOOLS'
shadow formed
toolbox.
MICHAEL SASSO

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Editor's Viewpoint: Celebrate Our Industry's Young People
Product Update: Tools and Tool Storage - Tools for School
Spotlight: Tribal Knowledge
Career Development: Maintaining the Maintenance Labor Pipeline
Commercial/MRO: Never Scrap Your (Composite) Component Again
Cover Story: NextGEN Awards
Product Update
ARSA Insight: The "Good Example" Movement
ATEC Insight: Rise Above the Noise
Advertisers' Index
Editor's Sign-off: I am a Next Gen
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Editor's Viewpoint: Celebrate Our Industry's Young People
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Product Update: Tools and Tool Storage - Tools for School
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Spotlight: Tribal Knowledge
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