US training programs are producing more aviation mechanics, and enrollment is expected to keep growing, according to the Aviation Technician Education Council. The enrollment in maintenance technician schools is expected to increase 40% in 2019.
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Numerous Federal Aviation Administration functions will not be available during the federal government shutdown, including the issuance of airmen certificates, aviation rulemaking, drone operations exemptions and the development, testing and evaluation of NextGen technologies. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration will continue to work normal business hours.
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While safety management systems (SMS) are powerful tools that are now seeing widespread adoption throughout the aviation industry, if not fully utilized and embraced from the top to bottom of an organization, and without proper reporting, any “near-misses” can go unchecked until disaster strikes. A U.S. Navy aircraft mechanic, who was seriously injured in a maintenance accident, went on a crusade to find out how the root-cause of such a situation, which previously harmed four others, had slipped through the cracks in the Navy's SMS.
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Jenks, OK (Nov. 13, 2018) — The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) and the Law Offices of Yodice Associates are pleased to announce a renewed partnership that will provide affordable legal services to aviation maintenance professionals.
The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance is now accepting applications for 2019 awards and scholarships. Applications must be submitted online by Nov. 1.