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A&P certificate replacement
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If you have already replaced your paper A&P certificate, then this message is not for you. On the other hand, if your A&P certificate is still printed on paper, please read carefully.

The FAA is under a mandate to replace all paper certificates with plastic certificates. If you do not replace your paper certificate on or before March 31, 2013, you will no longer be able to exercise your privileges!

All certificated Airmen, including mechanics, repairmen, pilots, etc., are required to replace their paper copy with a plastic copy, or they will no longer be able to exercise the privileges of that certificate.
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  QA Inspector
Responsible for inspecting in-process and completed product to ensure the as-built configuration matches the as-designed configuration. Must document all non-conformities for corrective action and take the initiative to identify design and process improvement changes that could result in quality improvements. Qualifications: Two-year college degree or comparable work experience. At least 5 years experience in manufacturing inspection. Must be able to read, interpret and inspect to drawings, procedures and process specifications that govern the fabrication process.
 


Safety at the core: How human factors influenced aircraft maintenance training
AviationPros.com
At its heart, aircraft maintenance is a complex interface between machine components and the trained professionals who service them. It is only fitting then that reducing the scope of errors that coincides with such a system would be a topical concern for industry players across the world. However, behind the complexities of aircraft maintenance lays a single linchpin — the human.
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Job outlook brightening for some in helicopter industry
AIN Online
Just in time for Heli-Expo'13, online employment information provider JSfirm surveyed hundreds of its client companies about their hiring expectations for the remainder of this year. And the results are positive; maintenance and avionics technicians, pilots and sheet metal workers and fabricators may find this year to be one of the best in a long time.
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Small airports contribute to rural economies
AviationPros.com
By Arkansas Department of Aeronautics Director John Knight's count, there are 91 public airports in Arkansas. While some, like the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock and Fort Smith Regional Airport, boast commercial passenger service and multi-million-dollar facilities offering the latest and best in aviation technology, more of them are only a few steps beyond a strip of asphalt on a level piece of ground at the edge of town.
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HQ Aero helps train new technicians
AIN Online
Aviation employment services company HQ Aero Management recently entered into a partnership with Workforce West Virginia and local aviation companies to create an eight-week Aircraft Structures Training Program at Pierpont Community and Technical College in Fairmont, W.Va.
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Quebec aerospace industry encourages young people and adults to pursue aeronautics training
Canadian Skies
The Québec aerospace industry is one of the leading sectors of our economy and it continues to develop at a dynamic and sustained pace. To meet the industry's ongoing labor needs, CAMAQ (Comité sectoriel de main‐d'œuvre en aérospatiale au Québec); Aéro Montréal, Québec's aerospace cluster; the École nationale d'aérotechnique (ÉNA), affiliated with the Collège Édouard-Montpetit and the École des métiers de l'aérospatiale de Montréal (ÉMAM) of the Commission scolaire de Montréal invite all young people and adults who seek well-paying careers with promising futures to contact educational institutions and register for their preferred training programs.
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Boeing technicians approve 4-year deal
AIN Online
Boeing technical workers have approved a new four-year contract that maintains annual 5-percent salary increase pools and guaranteed minimum wage increases each year. Of the 4,898 workers who submitted ballots, 4,244 voted to accept the same deal a narrow majority rejected on Feb. 19.
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M7 Aerospace to support US Navy's trainer aircraft maintenance program
AviationPros.com
BAE Systems has awarded a subcontract to M7 Aerospace, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, to provide contractor logistics support for the U.S. Navy's T-34, T-44 and T-6 trainer aircraft fleet. Under the five-year $50 million CLS subcontract, M7 Aerospace will provide logistics-related services for the T-34 aircraft, which are assigned to satellite sites, organisational and intermediate level maintenance, supply chain management and engineering services.
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JetSuite maintenance technicians earn highest industry honors
PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee
JetSuite, operator of a fleet of Phenom 100s and JetSuite Edition CJ3s, recently received the aviation industry's two most prestigious maintenance awards, substantiating its commitment to the safety of its clients. The Federal Aviation Administration's 2012 Aviation Maintenance Technician Diamond Award of Excellence recognizes that 100 percent of JetSuite's technicians received an individual AMT Award after passing specialized, continuous training in aircraft systems, regulations and FAA rules over a 12-month period.
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