According to economist Brian Beaulieu, 2015 will be the start of a strong economic rebound in the U.S. Speaking last week at the third annual JetNet IQ Summit in New York, Beaulieu, CEO of financial data analyst ITR, added, however, that he expects another fiscal slowdown next year before the start of the upswing cycle.
Based on its most recent statistics and industry member surveys, aviation data provider Jetnet continues to forecast an upturn in the market. “If you liked the industry over the last 10 or 20 years, we believe it’s going to get even better,” said JetNet iQ director Rolland Vincent at the company’s “state of the market” briefing this week at the NBAA Convention.
Esterline CMC Electronics (Booth No. 9740) is showing how its TacView portable mission display brings numerous capabilities to the helicopter cockpit here at Heli-Expo 2012 in Dallas. It is designed for a range of missions, from search and rescue, close air support, firefighting and police operations to medical and offshore oil and gas transport.
Sentient Jet announced today that Marty Guinoo is taking over as CEO, replacing Steve Hankin, who has left the company for a new job as managing director of private equity firm Starwood Capital. Hankin worked for Starwood Hotels before joining Sentient in 2004. Guinoo has been senior vice president at Sentient since 2004. Sentient brokers charters and sells jet cards.
CAE is offering a new professional troubleshooting skills (PTS) tool for training maintenance technicians that offers hands-on practice. The instructor-led PTS course teaches maintenance technicians to isolate, identify and fix suspected problems more quickly, thereby reducing the cost of repair and getting the aircraft back in the air sooner.
Here’s an entry worthy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not: in the midst of the Great Recession of 2009, as U.S. jobs evaporate across the country, especially in the airline industry and particularly among skilled maintenance workers, Uncle Sam is working feverishly to fill jobs at domestic repair stations.
King Schools has added a new course–Part 135 initial and recurrent training–to its series of professional online courses. The course is designed for Part 135 operators that don’t have a training officer to create course content or that need a comprehensive course that covers all the general knowledge topics required in 14CFR Part 135.345.
Registration for the 13th annual Bombardier Safety Standdown opened last month. The event–to be held September 28 to October 1 in Wichita–is free but is limited in space, with slots available first-come, first-served. This year’s session will cover topics such as professional airmanship, fatigue countermeasures and situational awareness, among many others.
Maintenance technicians have a new way to accumulate training toward their Inspection Authorization (IA) and the FAA Awards Program.
Global Jet Services has launched its first E-learning course, Barfield 450 for aviation maintenance technicians. The highly interactive Web course enables students to learn at their own pace from any location and gain IA and FAA Awards Program learning credit for eight hours.
A new online training program designed to help pilots navigate safely and legally through the ever-shifting airspace regulatory maze has been introduced by AOPA’s Air Safety Foundation. Know Before You Go, Navigating Today’s Airspace is a free, interactive program that delves into how to get and interpret information on TFRs, ADIZs, FRZs and Special FAR 94 around Washington, D.C.
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