Mechanics retiring faster than they can be replaced

A new report from the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) has discovered that mechanics are retiring faster than they can be replaced. While new people make up just 2% of the aviation maintenance technician (AMT) population, 30% of the workforce is at or near retirement age, according to the report. In the U.S., FAA-certified Aviation […]

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 […]

Picture of the day: A mechanic’s work is never done

Megan Vande Voort, whose husband, Shane, owns Classic Aviation at Pella Municipal Airport (KPEA) in Iowa, sent us this photo, explaining: “A mechanic’s work is never done.” Megan Vande Voort, whose husband, Shane, owns Classic Aviation at Pella Municipal Airport (KPEA) in Iowa, sent us this photo, explaining: “A mechanic’s work is never done.”