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10th
APR

Four Aviation Luminaries Receive Awards for Career Achievements at MRO Americas


Aviation Week Network and Airlines for America (A4A) honored four aviation industry leaders for their career accomplishments at a joint awards ceremony at Aviation Week Network’s MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition today.

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9th
APR

Educators Push To Prep Students For Technical Careers


Aviation’s ability to recruit sufficient engineers and mechanics depends on many factors. One is the preparation that students get in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. That preparation has been deficient in one major market, the U.S., but there are signs it may be improving.

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6th
APR

Aviation Jobs Rally Highlights Industry?s Importance

Aviation and aerospace business leaders and elected officials representing Kansas emphasized the importance of general aviation at a jobs rally.

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4th
APR

Filling The Future Workforce Pipeline


Most stakeholders in the MRO industry have already seen the writing on the wall when it comes to the projected workforce shortage, especially in mature markets such as the U.S. According to reports from Cavok, a division of Oliver Wyman, looming retirement for the baby-boom generation coupled with a lack of interest in mechanic-related jobs among millennials are poised to create a workforce shortage by 2022. 

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22nd
MAR

DJI Builds Drones Will Guide Robotic Earth Movers

Drone data provider Skycatch and manufacturer DJI are to deliver a fleet of 1,000 small UAVs to Komatsu Smart Construction to map and model job sites.

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22nd
MAR

DJI Builds Drones To Guide Robotic Earth Movers

Drone data provider Skycatch and manufacturer DJI are to deliver a fleet of 1,000 small UAVs to Komatsu Smart Construction to map and model job sites.

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16th
MAR

Ryanair To Offer Pilots In Germany Direct Employment

Ryanair said it would offer all its pilots in Germany direct employment contracts after the agency supplying pilots to the LCC in Germany said it would stop providing them.

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7th
MAR

Can Apprenticeships Aid the UK?s Drive For MRO Technicians?


Monday (Mar. 5) marked the start of national apprenticeship week here in the UK, an annual government-led campaign intended to promote vocational career paths for young people.

Both the government and its opposition parties have acknowledged the value of apprenticeships, albeit differing in their approaches on how best to execute their strategies across domestic industries.

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7th
MAR

Maintenance Tech Occupations Get a Boost In Latest Labor Bureau Projections


Printed headline: BLS Projections

Changes to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) career tool should make aviation mechanic careers more attractive, but an industry coalition request to make the distinction between certificated and non-certificated personnel went unheeded.

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7th
MAR

Airbus To Cut 3,700 Jobs in A380, A400M Programs

Airbus plans to cut around 3,700 positions in its A380 and A400M programs as output of the two models is reduced over the coming years.

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26th
FEB

U.S. Airline Employment: Low-Cost Airline Full-Time Equivalent Employees By Month 2013-2017

View the U.S. Airline Employment: Low-Cost Airline Full-Time Equivalent Employees By Month 2013-2017 chart in PDF format.

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21st
FEB

Trends Don't Back Trump's Budget And Jobs Assertions

President says more defense dollars and jobs coming?trends disagree
Maybe Trump?s spending surge will lead to growth in A&D employment. But if not, it may not be his fault.

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8th
FEB

Respecting Others Does More Than Hashtags To Promote Equality

It’s true that I was raised differently from most people. My mother died when I was seven so I do not know or appreciate her influence on what and who I am. My father was in his late fifties when I was born, and he knew he could not protect me from the world. Papa didn’t finish grade school and didn’t have a career or even constant employment; he was a jack-of-all-trades and master of none. That did not stop him from being well-read and knowledgeable about life and people. He raised us in the country, where he could hunt and we could grow food and raise animals to eat.

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7th
FEB

Venture Capital Follows Space Model, Flows To Urban Air Mobility

Joby Aviation is the latest startup to attract significant investment for its eVTOL air taxi as Uber moves to help remove roadblocks to urban air transport.

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6th
FEB

New Name, New Man in Charge for Former Airbus Sensors Division

If a sign of being ready for a new challenge is volunteering to talk to the press before the end of your first day on the job, then Nathan Manzi is formidably well prepared.

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5th
FEB

The Week In Technology, Feb. 5-9, 2018

Vahana flies; Joby secures $100 million; NASA assesses BLI; detect-and-avoid for drones.

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1st
FEB

JetBlue Joins Other Investors In Joby Aviation eVTOL Air Taxi

JetBlue Airways and Toyota are among investors plowing a total of $100 million into startup Joby Aviation to take its five-seat electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) air taxi into pre-production and certification.

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1st
FEB

JetBlue, Toyota Invest In eVTOL Air Taxi Developer Joby

JetBlue Airways and Toyota are among investors putting $100 million into Joby Aviation to take its eVTOL air taxi into preproduction and certification.

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25th
JAN

London Biggin Hill To Add Jobs, Hotel And College

London Biggin Hill Airport has set out a number of goals for the business aviation facility, which include the creation of 2,300 jobs in the next two years and 3,000 by 2031.

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23rd
JAN

West Star To Offer Top Flight Paint Protection

West Star Aviation will offer Top Flight Supplies (TFS) Titanium Paint Protection, part of a two-part process that prolongs the length of an aircraft paint job, it said.

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23rd
JAN

Jazz Aviation Expands Pilot Feeder Program?s Network

Jazz Aviation?s pilot career-development program has added College Air Richelieu of Saint-Hubert, Quebec, to its roster, boosting the number of educational institutions to 12 and total partners to 16, the two organizations announced.

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22nd
JAN

Interview: The World According to John Leahy

Airbus chief salesman John Leahy, now that retirement is near, reflects on his career and how the industry has changed.

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22nd
JAN

A Tribute to Gene House: 1944-2018


Aviation aftermarket veteran R. Gene House, widely known for his distinguished career at United Airlines, died on Jan. 19. He began his career in 1967 as an aircraft interiors engineer at United’s San Francisco based Technical Operations headquarters, where he remained throughout his 40-plus year career with the airline.

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16th
JAN

Robert Lightfoot To Receive National Space Trophy

Robert Lightfoot, NASA?s longest-serving acting administrator and a force in advancing spacecraft propulsion, will receive the 2018 National Space Trophy in April. Lightfoot, who has served as the agency?s top executive since January 2017, joined NASA in 1989 at Marshall Space Flight Center, where he started his career as a test engineer and program manager.

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16th
JAN

With Huerta?s Departure, FAA Has Job Opening

Accomplished pilot and industry veteran Elwell assumes role of acting administrator as permanent appointment looms.

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