Russian business aviation services group Avcom is stepping up its efforts to improve the company’s maintenance, repair and overhaul network by opening a new support base at Irkutsk in western Siberia. The Moscow-based company is preparing to open other MRO operations in Khabarovsk (in the far East of Russia) and Omsk in the Urals region, as well as at Samara in the west of the vast country.
Russian business aviation services group Avcom is stepping up its efforts to improve its maintenance, repair and overhaul network by opening a new support base at Irkutsk in western Siberia. The Moscow-based company is now preparing to open other MRO operations in Khabarovsk (in the far east of Russia) and Omsk in the Urals region, as well as at Samara in the west of the vast country.
Think of a city considered an aerospace manufacturing hub: Seattle, Toulouse, Wichita, São Jose dos Campos and Montreal all come to mind.
How about Rockford, Illinois?
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s first massive open online course, “The Human Factor in Aviation,” will focus on the psychological and physiological elements that contribute to aircraft accidents. The five-week course is free and open to the public. Class begins August 19 and is limited to the first 500 students registered.
Amid shrinking supply and increasing demand for qualified technical personnel in the aviation industry, the Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education (KIAE) is addressing the solution in a big way. Tim Smith, executive director and CEO, founded KIAE in 2010 based on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning.
Eight StandardAero aircraft paint technicians have completed the Embry-Riddle Aeronautics University/Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) program in aircraft painting. The six-week program confers a license in Aerospace Coatings Application (ACA) to those paint technicians who complete the course and pass an examination administered by an SSPC proctor.
StandardAero is the first MRO to implement the ACA program into its paint operations.
JetFlite International has been awarded an FAR Part 145 repair station certificate for its JFI JetCenter on Long Beach Airport. The certificate allows JFI to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, repairs and alterations.
A business jet captain pursuing a master’s degree at Embry-Riddle is asking pilots at Part 91 turbine operators to take a survey to help with her degree capstone project.
The University of Illinois is currently hosting an online survey to collect data on maintenance technician work practices and operational conditions related to work and duty patterns across the industry. It should take about 15 minutes to complete, and all maintenance technicians are encouraged to participate. “The idea for the survey came out of the FAA’s aviation fatigue working group.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is developing a course on FBO management and is seeking industry feedback in the form of a survey on what aspects and skills the class should cover. “If we know what they want from an employee who walks in the door, then we’ll give it to them.” said Gary Witt, ERAU’s director of academics, who expects the school to offer the course next year.
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