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2nd
DEC

Envoy Air Launches Workforce Program for Military Mechanics


Envoy Air is looking to the military demographic to meet its growing aviation maintenance workforce needs by launching a new Military Transition Program. The program combines accelerated training for an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license, a clear pathway to employment at the airline and a variety of perks valued at up to $11,000.

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20th
NOV

WSU Tech Offers Free Training

WSU Tech in Wichita is offering tuition-free training for select high-demand jobs and a guaranteed job interview to meet workforce needs through a scholarship program called Wichita Promise.

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12th
NOV

Airline Industry Sees Promise In Pilot Career-Path Programs

Faced with a long-term pilot employment gap, airlines are stepping up recruitment and unveiling new career-path programs.

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9th
NOV

Bombardier Job Cuts Take Union By Surprise

Bombardier?s announcement that it will cut about 5,000 jobs in the next 12-18 months came as a ?shock? to the Machinists Union, which represents 20,000 Bombardier workers in Quebec.

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9th
NOV

Bombardier To Sell Q400 Program, Cuts 5,000 Jobs

Describing it as ?non-core,? Bombardier is to sell its Q400 regional turboprop program to Longview Aviation Capital, parent company of Canada?s Viking Air.

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8th
NOV

Bombardier Sells Q400 Program, Cuts 5,000 Jobs

Describing it as ?non-core,? Bombardier announced Nov. 8 it will sell the Q400 regional turboprop program to Longview Aviation Capital, parent company of Canada?s Viking Air, which previously acquired the rights to out-of-production de Havilland Canada types and the Canadair CL-215/415 waterbomber from Bombardier.

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8th
NOV

Bombardier To Sell Q400 Program, Cuts 5,000 Jobs

Describing it as ?non-core,? Bombardier is to sell its Q400 regional turboprop program to Longview Aviation Capital, parent company of Canada?s Viking Air.

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8th
NOV

Bombardier Job Cuts Take Union By Surprise

Bombardier?s announcement that it will cut about 5,000 jobs in the next 12-18 months came as a ?shock? to the Machinists Union, which represents 20,000 Bombardier workers in Quebec.

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2nd
NOV

Top 10 U.S. Airlines Employment ? August 2018

View the Top 10 U.S. Airlines Employment ? August 2018 chart in PDF format.

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29th
OCT

Fast Growth Can Be Feature, Not Bug in Attracting Mechanics


Fast growth imposes the most strenuous demands on mechanic recruitment, but fast growth can itself be an attraction, for the career-advancement opportunities it offers, to young mechanics. At least that's the way it looks at CommutAir, a U.S. regional carrier operating 30 ERJ145s now and headed for a fleet of 61.

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19th
OCT

Selected Commercial And General Aviation 2018 Photo Contest Entries

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16th
OCT

GAMA Launches Manufacturing Career Video Series

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association has launched a new video series about careers in general aviation manufacturing and maintenance.

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12th
OCT

Selected Commercial And General Aviation 2018 Photo Contest Entries

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4th
OCT

European Airlines, Unions Call For Action On Labor Loopholes

Ten European airlines and two groups that join Europe?s pilot and transport workers? unions have called on EU regulators on Oct. 2 to take action on atypical-employment structures, arguing the practices distort competition.

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4th
OCT

Air France Presents Plan For Restructured Regional HOP!

Air France has presented to unions a restructuring plan for its regional subsidiary HOP!, under which it would simplify its fleet to three aircraft types, switch HOP! flights to Air France codes, cut 120 jobs and merge support functions into one location.

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2nd
OCT

FEAM Aero Adding Hangar, Creating 100 Jobs For Mechanics

FEAM Aero has broken ground on a new 103,000-sq.-ft., $19 million hangar at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

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21st
SEP

Golden Contribution: In Hopscotching Jobs Age, His Record Resonates

In the hopscotching jobs age, his record resonates
As our 60th year ends, it's valuable and appropriate to reflect on the contributions we have made to helping the business aviation community operate better.

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18th
SEP

Air France Pilots Optimistic About Solving Pay Crisis

Air France?s main pilots? union has confidence in new Air France-KLM group CEO Ben Smith?s ability to solve the pay crisis that cost his predecessor his job, its president told France?s RTL Radio.

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13th
SEP

Opinion: How To Properly Introduce Avionics Upgrades

The industry needs to do a better job of upgrading commercial aircraft avionics, ensuring pilots are kept in the loop and properly trained.

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13th
SEP

Promotion Of Aviation Careers A Mission, Panel Says

Growing up, Roxanne Howell, vice president of Textron Aviation?s North American Service Centers, had no idea the breadth of career choices and opportunities available in the aviation industry.

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4th
SEP

Is There A Better Way To Do Long-Term Maintenance Planning?


The discussion of Big Data is focusing efforts on turning unscheduled maintenance into scheduled events. But that begs a question: how exactly does an airline plan its scheduled maintenance most efficiently in the first place, especially if there are major modification to be done?  Are better planning tools necessary? One MRO IT specialist thinks many carriers could do a better job.

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28th
AUG

Bell Closing Louisiana Site

Bell is closing its Lafayette, Louisiana, assembly facility after economic incentives provided by the state government were cut because the helicopter manufacturer failed to generate jobs.

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21st
AUG

Helming Air France-KLM: It?s A Tough Job

Will the man behind major strategy and labor achievements at Air Canada be able to replicate those successes at Air France-KLM?

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15th
AUG

Opinion: Executive Talent Recruitment, Retention Could Falter

A shortage of executive talent could be the next big workforce shortfall to hit aerospace and defense, and companies are starting to get worried.

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13th
AUG

Remembering John Morrocco

During a long and fruitful career, including 15 years with Aviation Week, John Morrocco was respected by his colleagues for his thorough work and engaging demeanor.

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