An aircraft maintenance technician's approach on airline safety

The purpose of this paper is to understand the discipline of safety and uncover the attendant literature as it pertains to the field of airline maintenance. My goal as the author, as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) situated in the technical operations department of an airline organization, is to relate the body of current literature to the AMT role. The analysis focuses on the various factors that surround an AMT in his work environment that may help further their impact on safety and risk management. With the lack of published information on the scope of control of an AMT, the paper highlights certain events that characterize a human operator’s behavior and responsibilities. As an AMT himself, the author hopes to give an overview of pertinent norms that affect an AMT in promoting safety.