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19th
JUN

Lockheed Martin Expanding for Missiles in Arkansas

Lockheed Martin said this week that it?s investing $142 million and will be adding 326 new jobs as it expands it Center of Excellence in Camden, Arkansas.

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17th
JUN

How The New Thales FlytX Can Help Pilots Do Their Job Better

Thales is demonstrating its new FlytX avionics suite at the 2019 Paris Air Show. Watch as Aviation Week takes a look at how Thales is pitching the new system as an option for reduced training and optimizing workload in the flight deck.

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12th
JUN

Sofia MRO Starts Small, Plans To Grow


Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, Plane Care Solutions is Eastern Europe’s newest MRO. Plane Care is small now but definitely intends to grow, says Marian Todorov, sales manager.

The MRO has 45 people working in one bay of its hangar, with ongoing recruitment for a second bay, which will open in September. It also has several shops working on cabin seats and composite panels.

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7th
JUN

U.S. A&D Workforce Grows Across Tiers: AIA

The U.S. aerospace and defense sector was responsible for more than 2.56 million jobs in 2018, a 5.5% gain over 2017, the Aerospace Industries Association says.

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31st
MAY

Casting A Wider Net For Would-Be MRO Technicians

Revised language to proposed FAA guidance seeks to better illustrate the breadth of career opportunities in aviation maintenance.

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13th
MAY

Leaked Report Sparks EU Aviation Fuel Tax Debate

The leak of a study funded by the European Commission has thrown the issue of aviation taxation into the spotlight, with sustainable transport lobby group Transport & Environment (T&E) saying the report shows taxing aviation fuel would significantly cut emissions without affecting GDP and employment.

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13th
MAY

Air France To Make Domestic Cuts; Cites TGV, LCC Competition

Air France said May 13 it plans to reduce its short-haul capacity in terms of available seat kilometers (ASKs) by 15% by the end of 2021 and cut 465 jobs?without forced departures?to meet growing competition from high-speed trains (TGVs) and low-cost airlines.

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8th
MAY

Western Michigan University Expands MRO Training Facilities


Western Michigan University (WMU) will break ground tomorrow (May 10) on a new $22 million expansion to its Aviation Education Center, which will include new training facilities and technologies to prepare students for careers within aviation maintenance.

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2nd
MAY

Collins To Launches Paid MRO Apprenticeship Program


Collins Aerospace Systems will announce later today (May 2) that it is launching an aviation maintenance technician apprenticeship program at its aerostructures facility in Foley, Alabama, to fill skilled jobs it needs.

The four-year program includes two years of college and two years of on-the-job training, done in cooperation with Coastal Alabama Community College.

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2nd
MAY

Collins To Launch Paid MRO Apprenticeship Program


Collins Aerospace Systems will announce later today (May 2) that it is launching an aviation maintenance technician apprenticeship program at its aerostructures facility in Foley, Alabama, to fill skilled jobs it needs.

The four-year program includes two years of college and two years of on-the-job training, done in cooperation with Coastal Alabama Community College.

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2nd
MAY

Seasonal Layoffs Send Mixed Signals

The commercial aviation MRO industry needs hundreds of thousands of new mechanics and job prospects are vast. Caveat emptor: summer season layoffs are possible.

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29th
APR

Boeing Chairman And CEO Survives Shareholder Challenge

Boeing Chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenburg appears likely to keep both of his positions?and sounds determined to stay in his job?after company shareholders on Apr. 29 opted not to force a move to split the chair and chief-executive officeholders.

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16th
APR

U.S. Airlines Urge President Trump To ?Hold Qatar Accountable?

The top executives of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines called on U.S. President Donald Trump to ?hold Qatar accountable? for allegedly subsidizing Air Italy?s expansion into the U.S., saying Qatar Airways? 49% stake in the Italian airline ?represents a grave threat to American jobs and the health of the airline industry.?

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9th
APR

University Of Arkansas Adds UAS Degree

The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is offering an unmanned aerial systems degree to prepare students for careers in a top-emerging field.

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2nd
APR

CASA Reissues Relief From Drug and Alcohol Pre-Hire Requirements


Printed headline: Draining Redundancy

Maintenance organizations approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) are getting additional relief from redundant pre-employment drug and alcohol testing requirements. In February, Australia’s regulatory body renewed and expanded a blanket exemption for recently tested new hires.

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22nd
MAR

Aviation Week Celebrates 2019 Laureate Winners and ?Tomorrow?s Leaders?

More than 400 luminaries gathered at the 62nd annual gala to honor the winners and top students pursuing aviation or aerospace careers.

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12th
MAR

Flying Colours Aims To Fill 50 Job Openings

Flying Colours Corp. will hold recruitment events March 23-23 to help fill more than 50 job openings.

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8th
MAR

Robots Finding Their Place In Aviation Aftermarket

Robots are making their debut on production and maintenance lines, but it may be some time before they transform either workspace
Should you be concerned about your job in the aviation aftermarket? Will a robot be replacing you soon?

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7th
MAR

People Should Worry About Shortfalls In MRO System

Printed headline: The People Factor

 

When you hear that robots are increasingly being used in MRO, what does your gut instinct say? Most likely, it is a reaction similar to that when you hear artificial intelligence could be used increasingly to predict how long an aircraft will be down for a maintenance issue or to diagnose aircraft problems faster. 

There is a natural hesitancy, right? It is not that we are all Luddites, but often people fear new technologies will encroach on the way they do their jobs, which can be disconcerting.

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4th
MAR

HAECO Gets Major Alaska Modifications Job


HAECO in Greensboro will be doing a major modification job for Alaska Airlines. The modifications will be done during regular maintenance checks when possible, but Alaska also has a dedicated modification line in Greensboro.

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4th
MAR

European Commission Tackles Aviation Employment Standards

The European Commission has set out recommendations to improve social standards in European aviation, a sector that directly employs 2 million people and supports 9.4 million jobs overall, in a report published Mar. 1.

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1st
MAR

Southwest Takes Fight With Mechanics To Federal Court

Southwest Airlines has asked a federal court to intervene in its battle with mechanics by forcing them to stop writing up minor maintenance issues as part of what the airline claims is an illegal job action designed to wreak havoc on the airline?s operations.

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22nd
FEB

Auditing A Career: There's Life In Business Aviation After Flight Deck

Personal Perspective: Here is proof that you can contribute to business aviation after exiting the flight deck.

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19th
FEB

College Aviation Jobs Program Covers Training, Housing Costs

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

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19th
FEB

Sir Christopher Coville Joins SecureCloud+ Advisors

SecureCloud+, a trusted provider of next-generation secure information systems to government and defence, announces that Sir Christopher Coville has joined the Company as Senior Defence Advisor. ‘Sir Chris’ joined the Royal Air Force in 1964 and served several tours of duty as an operational Lightning, Phantom and Tornado F3 pilot in the Air Defence role. He completed several senior appointments, in command and in the staffs, finishing his RAF career in the rank of Air... Source: RealWireRead full story.