Finding a Rotax Maintenance Technician Now Easier
Eric Tucker, founder of the Rotax Flying & Safety Club (RFSC), has completed updates to webpages for the official listing of the independent Rotax maintenance technician (iRMT) training program. Rotax engine owners can use this new tool to search by country, state, or city to find one of the nearly 500 trained service and maintenance technicians that comply with the iRMT program along with contact information for 65 independent repair centers (iRCs).
The acronyms fly thick and fast at the iRMT listing site, so a little explanation may be helpful. Each independent Rotax maintenance technician (iRMT) has a specialty rating. You can search for technicians by name, location, or rating. Technicians with a service specialty rating such as “912 service” are trained to perform the 100 hours of annual condition inspection. A technician with a maintenance specialty rating is capable of doing line item replacement of components. A technician with a heavy maintenance specialty rating is capable of doing repairs to the line replacement items. Click on the name of the technician to get the detailed listing. All iRMTs are required to refresh their training every two years.
Next under the categories tab is the listing of 65 independent repair centers (iRCs) which are the area professional FBOs with a current iRMT on staff and that have the required tools to perform service at the FBO level. They meet standards that parallel FAR Part 145 repair stations. The iRC listing includes name and airfield information. Next up the ladder are the independent service centers (iSCs) of which there are three in the United States. The iSC is the top level of support for the Rotax customer and OEM companies and will have the full line of Rotax engine support including overhaul. The three iSCs in the United States are Lockwood Aviation Supply, California Power Systems, and Leading Edge Airfoils. Finally the independent training centers (iTCs) are where technicians go to receive the training and iRMT ratings. The iTCs in the United States are located at the three previously mentioned iSCs plus South Mississippi Light Aircraft.
Learn more about the training programs and get information about Rotax engines at www.RotaxFlyingClub.com. Eric Tucker, founder of the Rotax Flying & Safety Club (RFSC), has 44 years experience working with Rotax and more than 28 years with its aviation engines. Since its introduction three years ago, RFSC instructors have issued over 1,700 ratings to some 900 participants.