Years ago, advancing from being a hands-on mechanic, to technical supervisor and, ultimately, to the director of maintenance (DOM) position was actually kind of easy. That’s because few wanted the top job. So, whoever was standing in the right (or wrong) spot when the old DOM quit, retired or was fired would get the title . . . and the headaches. Usually the most-senior technician would get first dibs at the job, but the wise ones would pass that “opportunity” to someone ...


"On Becoming a Maintenance Manager" is part of our premium online subscription to BCA. Current Business & Commercial Aviation magazine subscribers: online access is now included at no added charge to you. To read this full article, use your subscriber email to log in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account).


Already registered? here.