ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — Officials with the Lewis University Aviation Maintenance bachelor degree program are noting that it’s tough to keep students in the classroom.
“We have companies hiring students months before they earn degrees,” said R. Eric Jones, Lewis University Director of Aviation Maintenance Management. [Read more…]
Ten years ago Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City suddenly closed its doors. That left a lot of long-time Twin Commander customers wondering where to go for factory-authorized service. That question was answered two weeks later when Raul J. (RJ) Gomez, Kevin Chance, and other Downtown Airpark employees formed Legacy Aviation Services and set up shop at Clarence E. Page Airport in Yukon, west of Oklahoma City. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON — A coalition of aviation trade associations has taken the first step towards solving the aviation maintenance workforce crisis by helping the government define it.
The group, spearheaded by the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC), asked the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Policy Committee and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to revise the SOC system to more accurately reflect the aviation maintenance industry. [Read more…]