Bill targets aviation mechanic shortage

A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives May 8, 2018, to establish an aviation maintenance workforce development pilot program. Introduced by a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers, including Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.), Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), and Rep. Brenda Lawrence, (D-Mich.) H.R. 5701 is designed to encourage more men and […]

Mechanic shortage spurs bipartisan legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced the Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development Pilot Program March 7, 2018. The bipartisan legislation is designed to help close the skills gap and fill aviation maintenance jobs. “Our aviation industry needs skilled workers and the aviation maintenance industry […]

Teams prepare for maintenance competition

More than 60 aviation maintenance teams from around the world are preparing to compete against each other in the industry’s premier annual event, the Aerospace Maintenance Competition Presented by Snap-on. The event will be held at the MRO Americas 2018 Convention, April 10-12, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The event […]

Latest edition of FAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook released

WINGsReality EDU has released the 2018 edition of the FAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook — General (FAA-H-8083-30A). The handbook was developed as one of a series of three handbooks for people preparing for mechanic certification with airframe or powerplant ratings or both. The handbook provides basic information on principles, fundamentals, and technical procedures for both […]

Online buying creates unexpected job boom for mechanics

More people are buying online than ever before, and expectations for speedy delivery are constantly rising. As a result, some online retailers are investing in their own delivery pipelines, which is creating new jobs for skilled workers who can optimize these supply chains. Notably, Amazon is spending $1.5 billion to build its own cargo airline […]