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    The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association is a craft-oriented, independent aviation union. It is not an industrial union and represents only aircraft maintenance technicians/engineers (AMT/AME) and related skilled trade groups actively involved in the aviation industry. These employees work directly on aircraft and/or components, support equipment, and facilities in accordance with the National Mediation Board (NMB) or Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) rules. AMFA is committed to achieving progressive improvements in wages, benefits, and working conditions and elevating the standing of the skilled professionals it represents.


    AMFA was certified at Alaska Airlines (ASA) on March 30, 1998, and the Association currently represents over 600 ASA members who maintain the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737s. The current contract is the fourth AMFA – ASA negotiated contract, and the amendable date is October 17, 2023.
    AMFA was certified at Horizon Air (QX) on August 22, 2019, and the Association currently represents more than 260 QX members. The current contract is amendable on May 27, 2024.
    AMFA was certified at L3 Harris Mas (L3) on October 18, 2022, and the Association currently represents approximately 60 L3 members who are a distinct, federally regulated trade group responsible for the repair and certification of the CC150 Polaris aircraft fleet, air-to-air refueling aircraft, and the Prime Minister’s aircraft.
    AMFA was certified at Southwest Airlines on January 27, 2003, and the Association currently represents over 2,700 members who maintain the airlines fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. The current contracts become amendable August 16, 2024, for the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians; November 22, 2020, for the Appearance Technicians; and November 16, 2022, for the Facilities Maintenance Technicians.
    AMFA was certified at Spirit Airlines (NK) on August 26, 2022, and the Association currently negotiating with the airline to achieve this group's very first Collective Bargaining Agreement. AMFA is the first and only craft-specific union to represent this skilled workgroup.
    AMFA was certified at Sun Country Airlines (SCA) on June 9, 2022, and the Association currently represents approximately 170 aircraft mechanic and related employees who maintain the Company's passenger and freighter aircraft. AMFA is presently in negotiations to achieve the group's first Collective Bargaining Agreement.
    AMFA was certified at WestJet on March 30, 2023, and the Association currently represents approximately 670 aircraft maintenance engineers and skilled trade groups. AMFA will soon begin negotiating the group's first collective bargaining agreement.

    AMFA is resolved to finding the most efficient means of communicating with the aircraft maintenance technician and related. Part of this mission is AMFA’s monthly “National Brief,” and quarterly “Grapevine.”
    Safety is the cornerstone of the pact between the technician and the flying public, and is an integral part of the Association, from industrial safety to professional standards to a fully capable accident investigation team. From the beginning, AMFA has embraced safety by maintaining a leadership po
    AMFA’s mission is to increase recognition of aircraft maintenance technicians/engineers (AMT/AME) and related and skilled trade groups and to promote and protect the interests of our profession.
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    Jul 18, 2024 | Headline

    July 18, 2024 -- The parties met virtually for a mediated session on July 12, 2024. This was our third session in mediation under the NMB.
    Jul 12, 2024 | Headline

    July 12, 2024 --Our members have ratified the second AMFA-WestJet tentative agreement (TA2) with 96.28% membership approval.
    Jul 4, 2024 | Headline

    July 1, 2024 -- AMFA and Horizon met in Seattle June 24-27, 2024. The issues of this session continued around wages and benefits, primarily Articles 23 – Benefits, Article 25 – Wages, Premiums and Shift Differential, and the associated letters of agreement. Other open articles were also discussed.

    Become an aircraft Technician

    AMFA is committed to providing our members and those interested in the craft a means to research and secure the necessary aircraft mechanic certificate ratings (also commonly referred to as licenses) to maintain aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires these licenses to perform maintenance on aircraft and they are essential to our craft. The main licenses are known as the Airframe and the Powerplant (also known as A&P). They are aptly regarded as “licenses to learn,” because in our craft there is much opportunity to continue learning when one begins utilizing their education and training out in the field.

    AMFA: There’s an App for That

    AMFA has a mobile device app for its members. Available for both Android and Apple tablets and phones, the app is a quick link to the latest news and information from your Union. With built in GrievTrac access, the app also gives our contract representatives private access to file grievances on behalf of our members.

    In addition to being a great tool to get Association news, the AMFA app is a quick and easy way for members to access their AMFA Number. The AMFA app is only available for download from the AMFA National Website; it is not found on iTunes.

    If you encounter problems registering with the site or downloading the app, contact the AMFA National Office for assistance.

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