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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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16th
JAN

UK Ending Westland Lynx Operations

Britain is preparing to retire its last operational Westland Lynx helicopters, ending a 40-year career with the Army Air Corps and Royal Navy.

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15th
JAN

Teamsters Negotiator Sees Progress on Technician Recruitment


Chris Moore is an international representative with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and chairman of the Aviation Mechanics. Moore acknowledges challenges in staffing maintenance departments, but says progress has been made. But his view of progress may depend on stiff hikes in wages that not all shops can or want to pay.

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12th
JAN

With Huerta?s Departure, FAA Has Job Opening

Acting FAA administrator Dan Elwell is one of several hopefuls being considered for the permanent job.

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11th
JAN

London Biggin Hill To Add Jobs, Infrastructure

London Biggin Hill has set goals for the airport which include the creation of 2,300 new jobs in the next two years and a total of 3,000 new jobs by 2031.

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10th
JAN

CEO Named Amid AAR Transformation

Global aviation aftermarket services provider AAR on Jan. 18 said Chairman and CEO David Storch will retire as chief executive, effective May 31, and that President and Chief Operating Officer  John Holmes will become CEO the next day.

Storch hands over the reins after a lifetime career at AAR, especially after helping to build its presence in the increasingly popular aftermarket market in recent years, including high-profile contract awards.

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10th
JAN

New AAR CEO Named Amid Company Transformation

Global aviation aftermarket services provider AAR on Jan. 18 said Chairman and CEO David Storch will retire as chief executive, effective May 31, and that President and Chief Operating Officer  John Holmes will become CEO the next day.

Storch hands over the reins after a lifetime career at AAR, especially after helping to build its presence in the increasingly popular aftermarket market in recent years, including high-profile contract awards.

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10th
JAN

ATEC Report Suggests Opportunities For Broadening A&P Pipeline


Printed headline: The Pipeline

The Aviation Technical Education Council’s (ATEC) new Pipeline Report, a compilation of FAA statistics and survey responses from aviation technical schools, quantifies MRO workforce challenges. The report focuses on FAA mechanic certificates and educational institutions that prepare the majority of airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics for careers in aviation maintenance. Key takeaways include:

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22nd
DEC

Piper Aircraft Grows Employment, Revenue In 2017

To keep up with increased demand, the company has grown employment to more than 900 at its Vero Beach, Florida, headquarters.

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8th
DEC

Spirit AeroSystems Buoys Wichita With $1 Billion, 1,000-Jobs Pledge

Expansion is not tied to any one particular program but rather to the growth in demand for Boeing and Airbus airliners and in defense work.

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6th
DEC

Spirit AeroSystems To Invest $1B And Add Jobs In Wichita

The growth is not tied to any one particular program, but rather to the rise in demand for Boeing and Airbus airliners and defense work.

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6th
DEC

Spirit AeroSystems To Add 1,000 Jobs, Invest $1 Billion In Wichita

Spirit AeroSystems plans to add 1,000 jobs and invest $1 billion over the next five years at its Wichita headquarters.

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