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JUNE / JULY 2012 VOL 31 ISSUE 3 DEPARTMENTS


04 Editor’s Notebook 06 Intelligence: News 08 Intelligence: About People 16 Intelligence: Mx Reg Log 52 Tool Crib 54 Column: PAMA Prose


COVER STORY An Awakening to Fatigue 18


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Shift work, unconventional and/or long working hours and the stress of time constraints to get an aircraft out the hangar door and in the air can combine to create a powerful cocktail of human fatigue. Is the maintenance industry doing enough to deal with this issue?


Cover image courtesy of AFI KLM E&M


56 Column: Legal Spin 58 Column: Leading Indicators 53-55 Classified


EDITORIAL Editor-in-Chief Joy Finnegan


jfinnegan@avmain-mag.com


European Contributing Editor Thierry Dubois


news@avmain-mag.com Contributing Editors Charlotte Adams


BUSINESS/GA AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT GLOBALLY RCIAL,


James Careless Jason Dickstein David Doll John Goglia


HUMAN FATIGUE


CIRCANDIAN RHYTHMS, SHIFT WORK, LONG HOURS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.


June/July 2012


BORESCOPES USING THE EYE INSIDE TO SEE WHAT AILS AN AIRCRAFT


SOFTWARE PRODUCTS THAT CAN HELP LOWER INVENTORY COSTS AND IMPROVE EFFICIENCIES


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR AVM SUMMIT IN LONDON ON NOVEMBER 8-9, SEE PAGES 46-47.


David Jensen Ramon Lopez Douglas Nelms Dale Smith


David Schober


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01_JunJul_2012_Cover1_CC_v1.indd 1 6/13/12 1:52 PM Lean in Engine Maintenance


Lean keeps customers satisfied and attracts new ones because it reduces TATs, inventories and hourly rates and increases quality. But does it work in engine maintenance?


Borescopes: A Closer Look


Borescopes come in all shapes and sizes and we do our best to give you a look at the industry’s latest offerings.


Inventory and Supply Chain Software Inventory and supply chain management software track parts ordered,


received and inventoried as well as parts used, work done, and invoices issued. Learn about some of the companies that offer this type of software and what their products can do.


Engine Washing


Engine contamination can cause rising engine temperatures, increased fuel burn and an overall degradation of engine performance and life. Washing the engine can help. We take a look at the options for engine washing and how they have improved recently.


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CATEGORIES ENGINES


GENERAL AVIATION TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS/ TOOLS BUSINESS JET SPECIAL REPORT MILITARY AFTERMARKET


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