Aviation Maintenance Technician Day 2023
IFA Comment: Professional aircraft engineers are the backbone of aviation safety. Their commitment and expertise ensures that the aircraft we fly on remain airworthy. Day after day, whatever the weather they strive to improve safety standards for every aspect of aircraft maintenance. Today, we recognise their technical knowledge, skill and relentless pursuit of aviation safety.
As we celebrate the amazing achievements by all Aviation Maintenance Technicians and engineers, IFA member, Bill Johnson gives a special message and we learn more from John Goglia about the ‘father of aviation maintenance’, Charles (Charlie) E. Taylor.
Aviation Maintenance Technician Day is a United States day of recognition, observed on May 24, that recognises the efforts of aviation maintenance professionals as well as the achievements of Charles Edward Taylor, the man who built the engine used to power the airplane of the Wright Brothers. The date May 24 was selected to honour the birth date of Taylor.
See previous IFA post 29th May 2020 The Mechanician: A Brief History of Charles E. Taylor, to see an interesting short film about Charles Taylor.