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EDITOR'S TAKEOFF

The Young and
the Restless

Aircraft Maintenance Technology's 40
Under 40 Maintenance Professionals
Awards is by far my favorite issue of the
year. The pages are filled with fresh eyes
and young minds entering the workforce
and who will be driving aviation forward
and making big changes in the next couple of decades.

In this industry of aircraft maintenance, the bulk of the
By Jennifer Wilberschied,
players are 50-plus years of age, which was highlighted
Editor
this year during AMT's Annual Readership Survey. A
Whopping 83% of our respondents were between the ages of 50 and 70-plus. Less
than 1% were 18-24, only .25% answered between 25-30 and 4% were 31-40.
Now, we all are aware of the workforce shortage that is looming over our heads.
However, this year, AMT received 200-plus nominations for our 40 Under 40 campaign, which is more than quadruple the number of entries in years past. This gives
me great hope that we are on the verge of a major increase in young people in this
industry. Our youngest winner is a mere 24 years old!
The younger generation of aviation professionals are as hungry and eager and
dedicated as they come, as our 40 Under 40 Awards pages show, starting on page 10.
We would like to take this time to announce our newest
assistant editor and part of our entire Aviation Group team,
Jessica Purgett, who is part of the next generation and 40
under 40 crowd.
While working to finish up my column on a Saturday
afternoon, I caught Jessica working on her day off, reviewing our 40 Under 40 section, at that. She had mentioned she
was somewhat bored and decided to make good use of her
time and get some work done. The young truly are restless.
Purgett recently graduated summa cum laude from Mount Mercy University,
where she majored in English and marketing while she minored in Spanish and
creative writing. During her four years at Mount Mercy University, she edited the
school's literary magazine, the Paha Review. For three of those years, she was the
lead editor, working to produce a yearly publication of creative writing by Mount
Mercy University students. In her senior year, she received the Sister Mary Xavier
Award for Creative Writing due to her dedication to the magazine.
At Endeavor Business Media, she will assist the lead editors of Airport Business,
Ground Support Worldwide and Airport Maintenance Technology. Welcome aboard
Jessica.
Congratulations to all of our 2020 40 Under 40 Maintenance Professionals Award
winners and to all those who were nominated. We look forward to watching you
grow with your careers and advancing the techniques and technologies that this
industry has. You are the future of aviation. Take it seriously, take it as a challenge
and take us to the next level.
Jennifer

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Editor's Takeoff: The Young and the Restless
Industry Inspection
40 Under 40, Who Made the Cut?
Keeping Sharp on Blade Maintenance
Protect Others, Protect Yourself
Nimble at 65
Flightdocs' Journey Lands at ATP
How to Address Systemic Safety and Quality Issues
Professionalism: Owning Your Impact
ARSA: Maintenance Professionals Share Career Stories
Advertiser's Index
Shop Talk: Maintenance Records, or Lack There Of
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