Aviation leaders meet to develop training standards for maintenance technicians

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Aug. 19, a group of aerospace and aviation experts launched an effort to create global training standards for aviation maintenance technicians and other industry workers.

This is the first new committee launched this year by ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards development organizations.

Called Committee F46 on Aerospace Personnel, the group aims to create consensus-driven standards that will help workers gain skills to adapt to new technologies and other advancements. [Read more…]

Legacy Aviation celebrates a decade

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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…]

Aviation maintenance industry: Stuck in a government void

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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…]