PAMA Mx News Watch
Dec. 12, 2012

LIPAMA recognizes Past President Tom Baird — Dec. 19
PAMA
We will be recognizing a very special person at our December Holiday Dinner. Tom Baird served as President of the Long Island Chapter of PAMA for six years and we thank him for his visionary thinking and leadership.


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Job opportunity
PAMA
JOB TITLE:
Station Manager, Mather Aviation Van Nuys Airport

LOCATION:
Van Nuys Airport, Los Angeles, Calif.

SUMMARY:
Responsible for the management and operation of Mather Aviation's Van Nuys Repair Station. Manages servicing, inspection, modification and repair of customer aircraft to ensure airworthiness and customer satisfaction.
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Boeing assigned patent for aircraft maintenance laptop
Targeted News Service via Equities.com
Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,321,083) developed by seven co-inventors for an aircraft maintenance laptop. The co-inventors are Clifford A. Beebe, Snohomish, Wash., Mir H. Hashimi, Everett, Wash., Stephen E. Jahns, Federal Way, Wash., Lee Victoria Bovey, Lynnwood, Wash., Richard George Pigion, Issaquah, Wash., Justin Eugene Hale, Woodinville, Wash., and Bryan Kesterson, Kent, Wash.More

Aviation maintenance labor rates soon to be tax-free in Florida
AINOnline.com
Aircraft maintenance labor charges will be largely exempt from Florida state taxes effective Jan. 1, according to the Florida Aviation Trades Association. Airplanes with an mtow of more than 2,000 pounds and rotorcraft with an mtow of more than 10,000 pounds are covered under legislation introduced and passed in mid-March during the 2012 Florida Legislative Session.More

Military-to-civilian skills credentialing pilot underway
U.S. Department of Defense
After completing an analysis of industry and employment trends, the Defense Department has embarked on a pilot program to help service members obtain civilian professional credentials, the department's director of training readiness and strategy told reporters recently. Frank C. DiGiovanni said five occupational areas were selected for the pilot program — aircraft mechanic, automotive mechanic, health care, supply and logistics and truck driver.More

Wrong bearing blamed in death of aircraft maintenance worker
AviationPros.com
An incorrect part in a deicing rig led to the death of an aircraft maintenance worker, an inquest heard. Forensic engineer John Hayes told Dublin Coroner's Court that the bearing used as the arm in the machine was 'not fit for purpose.'More

Aviation careers offer bright future
The Exponent Telegram
Choosing to become an aircraft technician could lead to a career that takes you all around the world. There are also plenty of jobs available in the field right here in North Central West Virginia. "The aviation industry is one of the best-kept secrets in the Harrison County area because we have major employers right here at the Harrison County airport," said Thomas Stose, director at the Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center in Bridgeport.More