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15th
FEB

Program Pays Training, Housing For Aviation Jobs

A Kansas technical college is paying people to move here to train for jobs with local aviation and manufacturing operations.

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8th
FEB

Bolen: NBAA Working to ?Attract and Retain Talented People? for Business Aviation Jobs

A shortage of mechanics and pilots is an immediate challenge for the business aviation industry. National Business Aviation Association CEO Ed Bolen shares his views and what NBAA is doing about it in an interview with The Weekly of Business Aviation. Molly McMillin caught up with Bolen at the NBAA Regional conference in sunny West Palm Beach Feb. 6.

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8th
FEB

Triumph Targets E2 and G280 Work For Divestiture, Cuts 600 More Jobs

Triumph Group is rushing toward the potential climax of its three-year restructuring, the major aerostructures provider?s chief executive indicated Feb. 7, but the supplier is cutting another 600 jobs and looking at a few more business unit divestitures on top of a slew of recently jettisoned work.

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7th
FEB

Triumph May Divest E2, G280 Work, Cut 600 More Jobs

Triumph Group is rushing toward the potential climax of its three-year restructuring, the major aerostructures provider?s chief executive indicated Feb. 7.

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5th
FEB

The Week In Technology, Feb. 5-11, 2019

Joby?s quiet S4; Fuel cell UAV, TriFan ready for flight; Bell flies APT70; Jaunt?s Carter eVTOL.

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31st
JAN

Joby Reveals S4 eVTOL Performance, Flight Control Details

Secretive startup Joby Aviation says its S4 five-seat eVTOL air taxi will be capable of flying at 200 mph and operate at noise levels 100 times quieter than a helicopter.

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22nd
JAN

Checking Your Angst: Dealing With Check-Ride Nerves, Inflight Mistakes

A check ride is more of an evaluation of the training program than of the student. If the trainers did a good job, the student will pass.

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11th
JAN

Flybe Takeover Prompts Urgent Questions on Jobs, Network

Pilot representatives are seeking urgent reassurances on job security from the consortium involving Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group that is acquiring UK regional operator Flybe.

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10th
JAN

New Year Brings Sad End To The Monarch Saga


After a turbulent 15 months that saw the collapse of its parent Monarch Airlines and the subsequent challenges of rebuilding its third-party customer base, Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd. (MAEL) entered bankruptcy on Jan. 4, resulting in the immediate loss of more than 400 jobs.

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4th
JAN

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Collapses


Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL), the MRO division of collapsed British carrier Monarch Airlines, has entered administration resulting in the loss of 450 jobs.

KPMG has been appointed to carry out the administration process by MAEL’s board of directors after the embattled maintenance and engineering company ran into financial difficulties.

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24th
DEC

Checking Your Angst: Dealing With Check-Ride Nerves, Inflight Mistakes

A check ride is more of an evaluation of the training program than of the student. If the trainers did a good job, the student will pass.

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19th
DEC

Spirit AeroSystems Expanding Workforce To Support Growing Programs

Spirit AeroSystems plans to add 1,400 jobs over the next two years in Wichita and another 250 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to support growth in aerostructures work.

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14th
DEC

Airbus Appoints Mhun As Chief Programs & Services Officer

Airbus named Philippe Mhun as its new head of programs, a role he will take on in addition to his current job as the company?s top services executive.

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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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