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February 7, 2013
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  • Aviation maintenance technicians are in high demand
    A report published in 2012 estimated that the global aviation industry will require more than 600,000 new aircraft maintenance technicians over the next 20 years -- and that's just for commercial aviation. "In Georgia, everyone knows Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, but few realize that there are more than 400 airports in the state," said Reggie Baker, executive director of the Aviation Institute of Maintenance. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Airport fare moves to the parking lot as food trucks arrive
    While airports on the whole are bringing more dining concepts inside, a growing trend of food trucks at airports is on the rise. Orlando International in Florida has six food trucks in its parking areas, and Tampa International Airport rotates trucks in its cellphone lot. "Food trucks are a great answer for people waiting for an extended period for their loved ones to arrive," said Deborah McElroy, an executive vice president at Airports Council International-North America. ABC News (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FAA is expected to certify new Cessna jet battery
    A new battery for Cessna's Citation jet is expected to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration this year. The company is testing a new design for lithium-ion batteries. "You are basically intentionally creating a fire that will simulate a thermal event within an individual cell, then you have to contain that within the battery enclosure," said Ron Nowlin, vice president of aerospace systems at EaglePicher Technologies of Joplin, Mo., the company that designed and built the battery for Cessna. The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.) (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FAA allows 787 flight from Texas to Wash. state
    The Federal Aviation Administration approved a flight for the Dreamliner 787 to ferry an aircraft from Forth Worth, Texas, to a Boeing plant in Everett, Wash. "While our work to determine the cause of the recent battery incidents continues in coordination with appropriate regulatory authorities and investigation agencies, we are confident -- as is the FAA -- that the 787 is safe to operate for this activity," said Marc Birtel, a Boeing spokesman. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Airport Specialist IV (Security)Grand Junction Regional AirportGrand Junction, CO
Director of MaintenanceMemphis-Shelby County Airport AuthorityMemphis, TN
Sr. Maintenance Manager, Electrical & Electronic SystemsPort of SeattleSeattle, WA
Airport Operations TechnicianCity of Minot, Minot International AirportMinot, ND
Assistant Airport Operations ManagerDelaware River & Bay AuthorityDover, DE
Director (Chief), Public Safety, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)US - Nashville, TN
Associate Deputy Airport Director, Hotel DeveloperSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)US - San Francisco
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