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Aviation Workforce: Bridging the NGAP
The major ICAO initiative dedicated to the international aviation workforce crisis finally has a voice for the maintenance community. The Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) task force convened in Montreal for its annual meeting on Dec. 1, and ARSA took its seat at the table.
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8130-3 Forms: "Not for Export" Still Not Required
If you are paying attention to ARSA Works, you will not be surprised by the Dec. 8 FAA memorandum reminding inspectors and designees about the appropriate use of Block 12 on FAA Form 8130-3, Authorized Release Certificate, Airworthiness Approval Tag.
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Hotline Highlight: AMC at MRO Americas
The 2015 Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) skills event will be co-located with Aviation Week's MRO Americas in Miami on April 6-8, 2015. The 2015 AMC promises to be bigger and better with more teams and a larger audience — a battle of the best skilled maintenance professionals in the industry.
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Too Cool for Flight School?
Aviation Pros
I am an aviation professional. I speak those words with pride. I repeat them to the mirror in the morning. I go to parties and pray new acquaintances will ask what I do. "I'm an aviation professional," I say, then I sit back and let them imagine my flight jacket, long white scarf, and aviator sunglasses.
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America's Clumsy Regulation of Drones Stirs Up Frustration, Confusion
The Washington Post
Eric Austin is a rarity — an entrepreneur who has clawed his way to a successful drone business inside U.S. borders. He's on the cutting edge of an emerging field.
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What's in store for MROs in 2015?
MRO Network
The threat of OEM expansion into the marketplace looms large on the list of challenges facing the MRO sector in the next 12 months, according to the leaders of firms including Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M), FL Technics, MTU Maintenance and TAP Maintenance & Engineering Brazil.
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Air New Zealand Commits To Two More Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
Air Transport News
Air New Zealand has recently announced plans to take delivery of two additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline already has three of these revolutionary new aircraft in its fleet with a further seven on firm order.
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VLM Airlines Joins IATA; Inks WorldTicket Agreement
Air Transport World
Belgian regional wet-lease operator VLM Airlines joined IATA Dec. 1 and has signed an online sales deal with WorldTicket, laying the foundation for its return to scheduled services in 2015.
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United CEO Smisek to Chair Airlines for America Trade Group
Chicago Tribune
United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek has been elected chairman of the industry trade group Airlines for America, the group said.
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Spirit, JetBlue Ready to Move A320 Maintenance to Puerto Rico
Avionics Today
Lufthansa Technik (LHT), the aircraft maintenance wing of German airline Lufthansa, is strengthening its presence in the Americas with a new overhaul facility, Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico.
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ICAO Conflict Zone Task Force Completes Challenging Agenda, Prepares Recommendations For 2015 High-Level Safety Conference
Air Transport News
The Third Meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO's) Task Force on Risks to Civil Aviation arising from Conflict Zones (TF-RCZ) recently arrived at its successful conclusion, with participants expressing clear satisfaction with the substantial progress achieved.
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IATA: Air Freight Strong Performance Continues
Air Transport News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released October data for global air freight markets showing that the strong performance of air cargo in recent months is continuing.
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Report: Airliners Crash Less, But Repairs Are More Expensive
USA Today
Despite the long-term trend for fewer airline fatalities, innovations in aircraft are raising the cost to repair and replace planes, according to a recent study.
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Lufthansa Technik Expands Dubai Services Team
AIN Online
MRO and VIP cabin completion specialist Lufthansa Technik is expanding its regional sales team by catering specifically for VIP customers and commercial services.
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Job Growth in Aviation Industry
KAKE TV
There are signs of growth in Wichita's aviation industry. One of those companies is Apex Engineering International. It has across the board openings for assembly, parts fabrication and machining.
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IATA Launches Lithium Battery Risk Mitigation Guidance for Airline Operators
Air Transport News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the publication of the first edition of the Lithium Battery Risk Mitigation Guidance for Operators. This free online guidance material provides airline operators with critical information related to the safe handling and transport of lithium batteries by air.
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ICAO To Be Joined by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Senior International Officials on 70th Anniversary of Chicago Convention
Air Transport News
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be joined by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, and many other senior U.S. and international officials this coming Monday, Dec. 8, for a special ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of Chicago's Hilton hotel commemorating the drafting and signing there of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) in 1944.
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Drones from Santa Could Bring Penalties If Misused
Alaska Dispatch News
With drones, model planes and quadcopters considered hot Christmas gifts, a legislative task force in Alaska is trying to educate the public about operational rules designed to protect pilots and their passengers in a flight-dependent state.
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