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NBAA Maintenance Scholarship recipients
BlueSky Business Aviation News
The Maintenance Committee of the National Business Aviation Association recently awarded the 2014 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarships at the Association's Maintenance Management Conference in Tampa, Florida. With the Maintenance TRACS awards in hand, these recipients will be able to attend model-specific courses at training centers offering aircraft, engine and avionics instruction.
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Missouri lawmakers back tax break for aircraft repairs
The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek
Missouri lawmakers want to create a permanent tax break for airplane repairs. A bill given final approval recently by the Senate focuses on an existing sales tax break for parts used to repair or modify aircraft. That tax break is due to expire next January. But the bill would extend it indefinitely.
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  FAA Approves AD Free Overhauls

C&D Associates announces FAA approval for relief from combustion heater Airworthiness Directives AD2004-21-05 (imposed on Janitrol B series) and AD81-09-09 (for South Wind/Stewart Warner.) A.D.’s no longer apply to units undergoing zero-time overhaul by C&D Associates Inc. As always C&D Associates Inc. heaters remain A.D. free.
 


After landing new work, Boeing scales back planned layoff in San Antonio
San Antonio Business Journal
Boeing Co. has ratcheted back by 160 the size of a pending layoff at its San Antonio aircraft-repair facility. In February, the aerospace giant said it would cut up to 600 employee and contractor jobs at Port San Antonio because of waning conversion work on its 787 Dreamliner aircraft and on some military aircraft. The layoff, which becomes effective Friday, May 2, now will affect around 440 workers, spokesman Lorenzo Cortes says.
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AAR signs long-term agreement with Air Canada, expands operation
WDIO-TV
The AAR maintenance facility in Duluth, Minnesota, is reaching a milestone just 18 months into their operation. Recently, AAR celebrated completion of their 100th aircraft. They also announced plans to add jobs and a long-term partnership with their customer, Air Canada.
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West Star Aviation is adding talented Aircraft Technicians to our Mobile Repair Teams, which are primarily located out of Colorado, Illinois and South Carolina. If you possess exceptional technical knowledge on a variety of corporate aircraft, enjoy traveling and working in various locations, then submit your resume today!
 


FAA files appeal brief in closely-watched drone pilot case
Forbes
In an indication that the FAA is not going to give up on its test case against Raphael Pirker for operating a small drone in the vicinity of the University of Virginia, the FAA filed its brief specifying the legal bases for its appeal of the National Transportation Safety Board judge's decision dismissing the FAA's $10,000 civil penalty. The appeal will be decided by the Board's members who are charged with reviewing appeals of FAA cases.
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In China, a big jet becomes a status symbol
The New York Times
In the United States, public reaction to the corporate use of business jets can be scathing when instances of obvious excess become publicized, such as the day in 2008 when the top executives of the Detroit automakers each used a private jet to fly to Washington to argue for $25 billion in taxpayer bailouts.
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A tour of ANA's airplane maintenance center
Business Inquirer
All Nippon Airways regularly does maintenance checks to their planes to ensure not only the safety of all their passengers, but also guarantee smooth flights and touchdowns that guarantee passenger satisfaction. This is done inside their own hangar located in Tokyo. This consistent upkeep of their aircrafts helps engineers of ANA to correctly identify technical problems, which are then corrected before an aircraft is allowed for voyage.
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