Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) will be sharing U.S. airspace with manned aircraft in the next couple of years, and it’s likely that the advent of these flying machines will mean more work for aircraft technicians.
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The recently published 2012 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook prediction of demand for 185,600 pilots and 243,500 new aircraft technicians in the Asia-Pacific region through 2030 has a potentially significant impact on the U.S. industry.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) has teamed with JSfirm.com to launch its avionics and maintenance job posting on PAMA’s web site. Jeff Richards, business development manager for JSfirm.com, told AIN, “We currently have 4,600 aviation-related jobs on our website and about 2,300 are either avionics or maintenance and currently being displayed on PAMA’s website. About 90 percent of those job postings are for positions in the U.S. and Canada.”
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association’s National Aviation Maintenance Symposium opens tomorrow at the Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Eastern Michigan University in Ann Arbor will host the 2012 Professional Aviation Maintenance Association’s National Aviation Maintenance Symposium on January 19 and 20. “We are still solidifying speakers, but we’re focusing on topics such as customer service, asset management, communication, personnel issues and safety management systems,” Dale Forton, the organization’s president, told AIN.
Finally, after several years of friction between organizations competing to represent aircraft technicians, the key players seem to have put the past behind them. In a recent meeting, representatives of the AMTSociety, the NBAA Maintenance Committee and the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) agreed to work cooperatively in the future.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association is soliciting presentation proposals for its 2011 Great Lakes Airworthiness Symposium in Dayton, Ohio, to be held September 29 and 30. The symposium will open with a full day of seminars followed by a welcome reception and a second day of seminars.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) has announced Dale Forton will be the organization’s new president. He replaces retiring John Casker who, with PAMA chairman Clark Gordon and the board of directors, spent several years refocusing the organization’s strategic plan and re-establishing critical industry relationships.
September 30 and October 1 are the dates for the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association’s inaugural Northeast Regional Airworthiness Symposium (Neras). It will be held at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn. The Friday evening reception is followed by a day of educational opportunities. “We’re excited to announce our first Neras event.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) has announced that its leadership selection committee is developing a list of viable candidates and conducting preliminary interviews to determine potential candidates for the position of president and lead spokesperson for the organization and its members.
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