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AME Jobs: Aircraft Maintenance Engineers - BAE Systems

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Location: Auckland
Salary: 4 day working week and great rates
Work type: Full Time Classification:Trades & Services Technicians
• Permanent, full time aircraft maintenance roles
• Overseas applicants who meet requirements are welcome to apply
• Be challenged and enjoy your work in the relaxed Townsville (4 day working week awaits!)

BAE Systems is Australia's largest defence company and offers the Australian Defence Force and security customers total capability across aerospace, land, maritime and joint environments. Our 6,000 highly skilled employees work to provide our Army, Navy and Air Force with the capability they need, when they need it.

A number of fantastic opportunities have become available within our helicopter maintenance team based in Townsville, Queensland.

Reporting to Senior Team Leaders, you will carry out and certify scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, ensure that all maintenance documentation is compliant with regulations and also get the opportunity to further take advantage of your skills and experience as you act as a mentor for apprentices and new starters.

Trade qualifications in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Cert 4 or equivalent) are essential as is an understanding of aircraft maintenance regulations and procedures. Equally important, will be your experience in a relevant workshop environment, along with your sound verbal and written communications skills and desire to be part of a strong team. Helicopter maintenance experience will be considered favourably.

We offer excellent remuneration together with outstanding development opportunities.  With competitive salaries and wages, support for training and development, generous benefits, a genuine focus on diversity and family friendly, flexible work practices, consider BAE Systems for your next career move.

Relocation assistance is available to assist interstate or overseas applicants.

Whilst Australian citizenship or residency is preferred, applicants from overseas or on visas in Australia are most welcome to express interest in these exciting opportunities.
Applications should be addressed to Jordan Monier. HR Advisor - Recruitment.
Please ensure you attach a current resume and copy of your relevant qualification(s) to your application. A cover letter is preferred.
BAE Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Holiday Season Gifts - RC Cars(Radio-Controlled) are Less Expensive

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What is an RC car?

RC stands for radio-controlled. An RC car or truck comes in either toy or hobby grade. Let's take a look at the difference:

Toy grade RC cars are less expensive and can be found at most electronics stores.  But if you're serious about making RC cars one of your hobbies, they aren't your best bet. If you're really interested in RC cars, you'll want the hobby grade car or truck. There are lots of advantages to the hobby grade car. For instance, they have tons of available spare parts and upgrades. For a lot of people, they don't just love racing their RC cars--they also love building and fixing it up.

Now that you know the basics of RC cars, it's time to decide what kind of car or truck you want to buy.

RC Cars - The #1 RC Hobby

The kind of all RC Hobbies is the RC Car. Radio controlled cars only move in 2 dimensions (it shouldn't be flying under normal circumstances), they are inexpensive, they can be driven by anyone old enough to ride a bike, and they are easy to repair. The real question comes down to what you expect from your rc car.

Want speed? Some of these cars can move upwards of 70+ mph! Obviously this isn't for an eight year old to play with unless they are extremely responsible and an amazing driver. Certainly it shouldn't be their first car. You can expect to pay around $300 for this type of setup.
Traxxas RTR 1/10 Rustler VXL 2.4GHz with 7 Cell Battery and Charger     Traxxas RTR 1/10 Rustler VXL 2.4GHz with 7 Cell Battery and Charger

The great thing about these Traxxas rc cars are that if a part breaks you're not out $200 or $300.  Traxxas makes a full line of replacement parts for those unfortunate accidents.  Honestly that's why I recommend these cars.  They take a lickin' and keep on tickin'!  Do yourself a favor and spend a few extra bucks and have these cars for the next couple years.  Its a great RC hobby to jump into.

Wanna off-road? Some of the rc trucks have monster tires and can rip through some pretty rough terrain. You can build an obstacle coarse are race your friends. Lots of fun can be hand with this off-road rc cars. Here are a couple products in the $200 price range.
Traxxas RTR 1/10 Stampede with Water Proof XL-5 and 7 Cell Battery with Charger Traxxas RTR 1/10 Stampede with Water Proof XL-5 and 7 Cell Battery with Charger

Racing RC car

Ah, finally, the opportunity to seize and conquer the open road. Well, on a smaller scale. But it certainly can't be denied that one of the appeals of the RC car is that it allows you to go a little crazy--maybe a little too fast, maybe be a little (okay a lot) more dangerous than you (hopefully) are when driving an actual car.

Types of Racing RC car

Oval Track - This is your standard way of racing RC cars--not to say it isn't awesome, because it's definitely a lot of fun. Again, check with your local hobby shop or your RC Club for good oval tracks in your area.

Off-Road - A lot of people enjoy the freedom and fun of off-road RC driving. And it's true--you can go pretty wild with off-road racing.

Drag Racing - If pure speed is your thing and you don't care so much about jumps and stunts, drag racing is for you. Drag racing involves a 1/10 replica of a drag strip. You can buy RC drag cars that will rip across the strip in little more than a second. As you might imagine, they're some of the fastest RC cars out there.

Competitions RC car

If you've practiced racing your car and want to amp up your hobby, then definitely enter a competition. They're a lot of fun and a great way to connect with other RC racers. If you haven't already, join an RC Club and you'll know where to compete.

Apprenticeships in Aircraft Maintenance and Aerospace Engineering

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GE Aviation: Modern Apprenticeships in Aerospace Engineering Job
Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom Job Number:1462264
Business  GE Aviation Business Segment: Aviation
About Us:  General Electric Aircraft Engine Services Ltd are offering high quality Modern Apprenticeships in Aerospace Engineering.
Career Level:   Co-op/Intern
Function  Manufacturing Function Segment: Maintenance Operations
Location:  United Kingdom City: Cardiff
Postal Code: CF15 7YJ
Relocation Assistance  No

Role Summary/Purpose:    The Engineering Modern Apprenticeship is a demanding scheme, which requires analytical skills, a logical mind, numeracy, communication skills, teamwork, good manual dexterity, problem solving skills and the ability to read and interpret diagrams and instructions.
Essential Responsibilities. The apprenticeship will offer college and work based training up to NVQ Level 3, BTEC National Diploma and a recognised Technical Certificate plus Key Skills

Qualifications/Requirements:  Applicants must have or expect to achieve 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include Mathematics, English Language & Science or a BTEC First Diploma /Level 2 Diploma in Engineering.
Desired Characteristics    Please Apply with CV & Covering Letter
Closing Date Friday 20th January 2012

Job Segments: Aerospace, Aerospace Engineering, Apprentice, Aviation, Engineer, Engineering, Entry Level

For more details visit GE Aviation Careers

Boeing Careers: Senior Engineer Avionics (E3) AUSTRALIA

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Aviation Jobs: Avionics Engineering Jobs in Boeing Company
Company:  Boeing Company Address:  100 North Riverside Chicago Illinois 60606 USA
Web Address:  jobs-boeing
Supported Manufacturers:     Boeing
Job Title:     Senior Engineer Avionics (E3)
Location:     RAAF BASE WILLIAMTOWN, AUSTRALIA International International
Job Desc:  Description:
Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) is an integral part of the Boeing global organisation, employing approximately 1400 people at 13 sites around the country, primarily in support of high technology aerospace and communications systems for the Department of Defence.
We are currently seeking suitably qualified candidates for a “Senior Avionics Engineer- Electromagnetic Environmental Effects( E3) " for the Wedgetail In Service Support team located at Williamtown.
As the position holder, you will be responsible for the for completing daily engineering tasks as assigned by the Sustaining Engineering Manager. Engineering activities will include engineering management planning, avionics design, engineering design assessment of Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3), development, review and approval, support performance reviews, and Authorised Engineering Organization (AEO) requirements satisfaction.

To be successful in this role, you will have met the following criteria:

Essential criteria

    Tertiary Qualification and professional development sufficient to satisfy corporate membership to IEAUST or Royal Aeronautical Society, at the Degree Qualified (Graduate) level.
    The position holder will also possess the following general knowledge, skills and experience:
    At least 8 years in an aircraft professional engineering role, including familiarity with aircraft and aircraft systems design methodologies, aircraft maintenance and aircraft engineering processes.
    Ability to identify, establish and apply a robust avionics engineering approach to system development and evolution of a range of systems relevant to the Wedgetail AEW&C System
    Ability to identify, establish and promote engineering process improvements within an organisational element and at the organisational level
    Ability to independently assess and advise on the robustness of engineering approaches proposed or in use by other engineering staff
    Ability to mentor and coach technical and engineering staff in the correct application of engineering practice
    High-level leadership skills and able to work effectively within a group environment and with people across all organizational levels.
    Familiarity with Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) in aircraft or defence industries.
    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    Must be an Australian Citizen and have the ability to obtain an Australian Defence Security clearance to SECRET level
    Ability to conform to ITAR nationality requirements.

Desirable criteria
    Wedgetail AEW&C System avionics/electrical engineering knowledge, skills & experience.
    Familiarity with Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) systems.
    Experience with analysing and assessing Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) in aircraft modifications.
    Hold MRB authorisation for the Wedgetail aircraft.
    Have completed Universal Product Review (UPR) training.
    Experienced in working within an ISO 9001quality environment.

    Familiarity with airworthiness standards and the ADF’s Technical Airworthiness Management system as outlined in the ADF Technical Airworthiness Management Manual (TAMM) AAP 7001.053.
    Familiarity with Systems Engineering concepts and approaches.
    Currently hold AEO Engineering Authority delegation.
    E-Matrix tool knowledge, skills & experience.
    Configuration management knowledge, skills & experience in a MIL-STD-973 environment.
    Competent in the use of the Microsoft Office suite.
    Post graduate qualifications in an engineering-related field.
   Chartered Professional Engineer status within Engineers Australia.
    Registered Professional Engineer – Queensland (RPEQ) status.

Job Ident #:     BOE/352900
Benefits:     Yes

Best Holiday Season Gift for All Aviation Enthusiasts - Ding Duck

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  The Best Christmas Gift you will Present to yourself or to your dear one's this season is
this book that will delight anyone with an interest in Aviation: Full Power Ding Duck

Poor Ding! He’s a duck who just wants to fly, but can’t seem to get it. All aviators can relate to Ding’s misadventures… we’ve all made mistakes, done it tough, had our pitfalls.
What Ding teaches us is: never give up. Should we feel sorry for Ding? I rather feel sorry for his flying instructor!
Ding Duck is just one character in Gary Clark’s “Swamp” cartoon world. In “Full Power Ding Duck” Gary as brought us a collection of over 250 cartoon strips featuring the aviation world and a bird-brained hazard.

Buy it for yourself, or as a present for the aviator in your life. You will love it!
From the preface:
For someone who can’t fly it’s amazing the places Ding Duck finds himself in the Aviation world. He’s a perpetual student having logged over 5,987 flying lessons without once ever taking off. Yet you can find him on countless Flying School walls. His every attempt to fly ends in a mishap or disaster but he has featured in official Air Safety campaigns. He fails all his flight theory exams but he appears in textbooks.

His determination to get airborne despite the struggles, pitfalls and setbacks is what every aviator can relate to. Ding Duck is a reflection of the realities of the irony, pain and love of aviation, which can cause endless frustration to most pilots; yet despite all this we, like Ding, keep coming back for more.

To learn more about Ding and his friends, and to buy this book, visit Gary at his fabulous website, You can also view his cartoon archive and register for a free Swamp cartoon to be delivered to your email inbox every day.
Full Power Ding Duck
Publisher: Swamp Productions
ISBN: 978-0-9803971-0-9
Pages: 128
Age Group: all

Avionics Jobs - Aircraft Avionics Technician vacancy in Denver, CO, USA

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Aviation Jobs: Aircraft Avionics Technician
Company:  Aerotek Aviation  Location:  Denver, Colorado Category:  Aviation Jobs
Rate:     $25.00 to $32.50 per Hour Job Type: Contract
Posting ID:     2449819  Allegis Group Family of Hiring Companies
Aircraft Avionics Technician Job Description:
Aerotek is looking for avionics technicians to work a project in the Denver, CO area. The project will involve performing avionics installations/modifications on corporate and some military aircraft.
Interested candidates can apply for this position as a 12 month contract with a chance for direct hire.

*Assembly/fabrication of wire harnesses and other avionics assemblies
*Removal, installation, assembly and testing of all types of avionics systems and wiring
*Position requires candidates to have their own tools

*Must have 3 years of recent experience performing avionics installation and modification or working in an avionics back shop environment
*Tools must be shadowed and inventoried
*Must be skilled in reading blueprints
*Must have or be able to obtain a secret security clearance
Required Skills for Aircraft Avionics Technician Job:


Contact Information
Jacob E Menz   Apply Now! Begin by filling out the "Apply Online for this Job"
Aerotek Aviation - St. Louis, MO
12747 Olive Blvd.
Suite 150
St. Louis, MO  63141

Avionics Technician: Bell Avionics Technician Jobs in Piney Flats, TN, USA

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Aviation Jobs: Bell Avionics Technicians
Company:     Aerotek Aviation   Location:  Piney Flats, Tennessee Category:  Aviation Jobs
Rate:     $26.00 per Hour Job Type:     Contract
Posting ID:     2450786  Allegis Group Family of Hiring Companies

Bell Avionics Technicians Job Description:
Aerotek Aviation is seeking qualified Avionics Technicians/Electricians with experience working on Bell Helicopters. This is a long-term contract position and we are interested in candidates who are looking for this type of opportunity with a client located in Piney Flats, TN (near Bristol, TN).
We currently have several opportunities available and we are seeking Avionics Technicians with at least 3-4 years experience at a minimum working on any airframes to include either fixed and/or rotary wing aircrafts. A strong background with modifications and installs is required.

Candidates MUST have experience with fabricating wire harnesses from scratch. Ability to read and work off of wiring diagrams and blueprints are required as well.

No licenses are required for this opportunity, but tools are.
These are contract positions with the possibility to go permanent in the future.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Please feel free to contact Eric Hess at 205-986-7679.
Required Skills for Bell Avionics Technicians Job:


Contact Information
Eric Gregory Hess     Apply Now! Begin by filling out the "Apply Online for this Job"
Aerotek Aviation - Birmingham, AL
1800 International Park Drive
Suite 50
Birmingham, AL  35243
TEL: (205) 986-7679
TEL: (888) 615-6541 x
FAX: (205) 968-6151

Aircraft RF Radio Technician Jobs Buffalo, New York

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RF Radio Technician
Company:     Aerotek Aviation  Location:   Buffalo, New York
Category:     Aviation Jobs Rate:  Based on experience.
Job Type:     Contract-to-Hire
Posting ID:     2451104  Allegis Group Family of Hiring Companies
RF Radio Technician Job Description:
Our client in the greater Buffalo Area is searching for an Aircraft RF Radio Technician to perform troubleshooting and repair down to the component level.

The ideal candidate will
-Have 5 years of experience troubleshooting items down to the component level
-Be able to read schematics and identify the functions of each component
This is a 6 month contract to hire position
Pay is based upon experience
Required Skills for RF Radio Technician Job:

About Aerotek Aviation:
Join Aerotek Aviation®LLC. We specialize in placing mechanics, technicians, engineering field support and specialized personnel in the aviation industry. Our rapid growth means we are constantly seeking employees nationwide. We offer comprehensive benefits to include medical, dental, optical, and optional 401k. Don't put your career in the hands of just anyone, put it in the hands of a specialist. Join the Aerotek Aviation team! Allegis Group and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applications without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.
Contact Information
Jonathan D Laudenslager     Apply Now! Begin by filling out the "Apply Online for this Job"
Aerotek Aviation - Horsham, PA
132 Welsh Road
Suite 110
Horsham, PA  19044
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FAX: (215) 902-8090

Aviation Jobs: Required Mechanical Engineer for Aerotek, Melbourne, FL, USA

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Aviation Jobs: Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Company:     Aerotek     Location:     Melbourne, Florida
Category:     Engineering Jobs Rate:     $40.00 to $55.00 per Hour
Job Type:     Contract
Posting ID:     2451227  Allegis Group Family of Hiring Companies

Sr. Mechanical Engineer Job Description:
- Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to work well with a variety of disciplines within the organization.
- Good organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments.
- Demonstrated mechanism design experience.
- Proficient in 3D mechanical CAD software and MS Office products.
- Knowledge of fabrication methods and material usage for sheet metal, die cast, and machined parts.
- Ability to perform thermal, vibration, structural, and tolerance analysis.
- Demonstrated proficiency in material selection, temper, plating & finishing to satisfy design requirements.
- Extensive knowledge of manufacturing and machine shop practices and capabilities.
- Provide tooling design for product production.

Other preferred skills:
- Proficient in Unigraphics 3D solid modeling software.
- Proficient in thermal and structural FEA & CFD.
- Proficient in application of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GDT)
- Knowledge of DO-160 environmental requirements
- Knowledge of ARINC 600 avionics packaging characteristic

For more information regarding the position, please contact Tiffany today.
Required Skills for Sr. Mechanical Engineer Job:

About Aerotek:
Join Aerotek, one of the leading providers of engineering and engineering support professionals in North America. Due to our growth, we''re constantly on the lookout for qualified professionals to place in contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent placement positions across a number of different industries. We know it''s more than just your day-to-day responsibilities that can make or break a job. It''s the support you get. That''s the reason Aerotek offers a variety of benefits including medical, dental, optical, 401k, and many more. Don''t put your career in the hands of just anyone, put it in the hands of a specialist. Join the Aerotek team! Allegis Group and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applications without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information
Tiffany Graybill     Apply Now! Begin by filling out the "Apply Online for this Job" section at the top of the page Need Directions? Get office driving directions with Google Maps
Aerotek - West Des Moines, IA
1055 Jordan Creek Parkway
Suite 220
West Des Moines, IA  50266
TEL: (515) 657-5427

Christmas Holiday Gifts: Top 10 Video Games and Consoles

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Holiday Shopping Gifts: Top 10 Video Games & Consoles   
PlayStation 3 Slim Black 160GB Console $249.96 - $299.00
    Designed to keep you entertained, the PlayStation3 160 GB Console offers an array of multimedia possibilities in a single, simple and easy-to-use console. This console delivers a complete high-definition entertainment system and offers built-in Wi-Fi and 160 GB of hard disk drive storage for games, music, videos and photos.

    Xbox 360 Black 4GB Console $189.99 - $246.34
    With a sleek design, a 4GB Flash Memory and built-in Wi-Fi, the Xbox 360 gives you the gaming and entertainment experience.

    Nintendo Wii Console  $159.95 - $400.00
    Featuring a compact design that makes it a natural addition to any television setup, the Wii console is white in color and can be displayed either vertically or horizontally. The Wii console communicates wirelessly with the Internet via IEEE 802.11 or a Wii LAN Adapter. Wii also can connect wirelessly with Nintendo DS. The Wii is backward-compatible to all Nintendo GameCube games.

    Xbox 360 Black 250GB Console - Kinect Bundle  $399.00 - $509.99
    The Special Edition Xbox 360 250GB Console with Kinect. Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in ways-no controller required. Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets everyone off the couch moving, laughing, and cheering. See a ball Kick it. Control an HD movie with the wave of a hand. Want to join a friend in the fun? Simply jump in. Wi-Fi is built-in

    3DS Aqua Blue Portable Console  $169.96 - $193.04
    Nintendo 3DS is a groundbreaking hardware release that brings 3D gaming to the handheld market for the first time. The fourth major release in the DS product line, the Nintendo 3DS utilizes 3D Slider functionality and an improved top LCD display to present a glasses-free 3D effect on compatible games, while giving players the option to moderate the effect as they see fit.

    Sony PSP 3000 Console  $99.99 - $144.99
    Get more of what you want with the all-new PSP-3000 system. It has an advanced LCD screen, which offers the highest-level contrast ratio, best response time and the widest color gamut possible on an LCD screen. It also has anti-reflection technology, so that you'll get vibrant and natural colors in any conditions.

    Battlefield 3 - Limited Edition (PS3)  $57.95 - $59.99
    Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of the competition with the power of Frostbite 2, the next installment of DICE's cutting-edge game engine. This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering superior visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations.

    Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)  $54.54 - $59.99
 The next chapter in the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls saga, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Xbox 360, arrives from the makers of the 2006 and 2008 Games of the Year, Bethesda Game Studios. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.

    Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)  $49.96 - $59.99
  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the 2011 release in the best-selling Call of Duty First-Person Shooter action series. The game is a direct sequel to the previous game in the series, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, with a campaign storyline continuing the struggle of U.S. forces against an invasion by the Russian Federation following the framing of an undercover U.S. agent in a terrorist attack.

    Batman: Arkham City (PS3, 3D) $56.95 - $59.99
  Batman: Arkham City is third-person Action-Adventure game that delivers an authentic Dark Knight experience rooted in an original and engrossing story as well as a combination of melee combat, stealth, investigative and speed-based challenge gameplay. A sequel to 2009's Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City features the full range of classic enemies seen in the previous game.

Aviation Scholarships:Students received scholarships at the Aviation in the Future Event

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The Aviation Programs are part of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Scholarships awarded to Aviation Students
Twenty-two students enrolled in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s nationally recognized aviation programs received scholarships during the recent fall aviation banquet. Students received a total of 29 scholarships at the Oct. 28 “Aviation in the Future” event at the Student Center.
Scholarship winners by hometown, year in school, scholarship and award amount where available, are:

•    Carol Stream:  Angela J. Stearn, junior, aviation technologies, Michael R. Peters Scholarship, $1,000.
•    Chicago:  David J. Bias, junior, aviation management and aviation flight, Matthew K. Meier “Faith, Family, Friendship, Fortitude, Future” Aviation Management Scholarship, $2,000; Michael R. Peters Scholarship, $1,000.
•    Cissna Park: William N. Brophy, senior, aviation technologies, Michael R. Peters Scholarship, $1,000; Boeing Aviation Management & Flight Scholarship, $940.
•    Crete: Daniel S. Harrington, senior, aviation management and aviation flight, Michael R. Peters Scholarship, $3,000.
•    Crystal Lake:  Jordan A. DiGrazia, senior, aviation management and aviation flight, William S. Arnott Scholarship, awarded by the United Airlines Historical Foundation, $1,000; Michael R. Peters Scholarship, $1,000.
•    Crystal Lake:  Christopher A. Fischer, senior, aviation management and aviation flight, Michael R. Peters Scholarship, $1,000.
•    Elgin:  Guillermo Ortega, Jr., senior, aviation management and aviation flight, George Priester Memorial Aviation Scholarship, $3,500.
•    Lake Villa:  Tyler M. Breum, junior, aviation management and aviation flight, James & Helen Newby Aviation Scholarship, $2,000; Steven Staples Memorial Aviation Scholarship, $1,000.
•    Loves Park:  Curt L. Lewis, junior, aviation management and aviation flight, Michael R. Peters Scholarship, $1,000.
•    Makanda:  Patrick W. McDonald, senior, aviation management, Gene and Robbi Seibert Memorial Aviation Scholarship, $3,000.
•    Rockford:  Andrew R. Wright, senior, aviation management, Boeing Aviation Management & Flight Scholarship, $940.
•    Roselle:  Jonathan K. Galante, junior, aviation management, Larry B. Byerly Memorial Aviation Scholarship, $1,000.
•    Roselle:  Kendall A. Lane, junior, aviation management and aviation flight, William R. Norwood Aviation Scholarship, $2,000; Michael R. Peters Scholarship, $1,000.
•    St. Charles:  Courtney L. Copping, junior, aviation management and aviation flight, Michael R. Peters Scholarship, $1,000.
•    Springfield:  Kyle A. Schneider, senior, aviation technologies, Boeing Aviation Technologies Scholarship, $1,000.
•    Wilmington:  Peter D. Popovich, senior, aviation management, aviation flight, and aviation technologies, Michael R. Peters Scholarship, $1,000.

•    Los Angeles:  Sierra D. Makepeace, senior, aviation management, aviation flight, and aviation technologies, Boeing Aviation Management & Flight Scholarship, $940.

•    Lexington:  Ryan C. Veldman, senior, aviation management and aviation flight, Michael R. Peters Scholarship, $1,000.

•    Edina:  Daniel B. McMahon, senior, aviation management and aviation flight, Michael R. Peters Scholarship, $5,000; Jerry L. Kennedy Aviation Career Advancement Scholarship.

•    Sheboygan:  Joshua T. Mech, sophomore, aviation management and aviation flight, Michael R. Peters Scholarship, $1,000.

•    Nairobi: Dora-Anne A. Asinjo, doctoral student in education, with a master’s degree in public administration in aviation administration, and an aviation management degree from SIU Carbondale, Joseph A. Messina, II, Aviation Explorers Scholarship, $3,000.

•    Oviedo: Neftali Moya Aranzubia, senior, aviation management, Michael R. Peters Scholarship, $1,000; Ryan McShane Hope Flys Aviation Scholarship.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer vacancy with India Flysafe Aviation Limited in Raigarh

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Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Jobs

Experience: 5 to 10 yrs.  |  Opening(s): 1

Job Description
Candidate would be responsible for the maintenance of the following aircrafts / helicopter:

1. Pilatus PC - 12/47
2. Cessna Caravan 208 B
3. Bell 407
Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter
Industry: Aviation / Aerospace Firms
Functional Area: Production, Maintenance, Quality
Role Category: Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance
Role: Service/Maintenance Engnr
Keyskills: aircraft maintenance
Desired Candidate Profile

(UG - B.Tech/B.E. - Aviation, Diploma - Other Specialization) AND (PG - Any PG Course)
a) To have passed 10+2 with Science & Mathematics from recognized Institute.
b) To have passed three years diploma course to cover Cat A & C (heavy Airframe & jet engines) / Cat E I R from a DGCA approved Institute or equivalent from the armed forces.
c) To possess basic maintenance engineering license to cover Cat A & C/E I R granted by DGCA
d) To have undergone an approved training course and endorsed with DGCA license to cover Cat A&C / Cat EIR on Bell 407 / Pilatus PC-12/47 / Cessna Caravan 208B
e) To possess minimum 5 years of hands on experience of maintenance in the respective Cat A & C / Cat E I R on Bell 407 / Pilatus PC-12/47 / Cessna Caravan 208B
f) Candidates having dual endorsements to cover helicopters as well as fixed wing Aircraft will be preferred & considered for higher emoluments.
Company Profile
India Flysafe Aviation Limited
To cater to the divergent needs of VVIPs, State Governments, Corporate Houses, Political Parties, Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Medical Evacuation, Aerial Surveys, etc; India Fly Safe Aviation Limited (IFSAL) offers tailor made solutions for all the travel requirements, both for business and leisure.
Offering charters with outstanding crew, IFSAL provides first class private charter services. We are a young, energetic and widely reputed company, whose priority is focusing on delivering excellent customer service. We conduct safe air operations on hire, reward principle, and fully understand the needs and concerns of our clients.

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Aviation Maintenance Technician Jobs in Narita Airport (NRT), Tokyo, Japan

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Job Description
Aviation Maintenance Technician (Line Mechanic)-NRT00000001ET

Responsible for performing all work assigned by supervisory personnel in accordance with approved policies, procedures and specifications, etc.
Responsible for proper execution of paperwork and forms in accordance with manual requirements.
May be required to check, test and certify for service the work.

Must possess and Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) License.
Must be able to live and work in Japan without company's sponsorship.
One year comparable aircraft and engine experience.
Two years experience in troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of pressurized jet/turboprop aircraft within the last five years.
Must be fluent in Japanese and English (written test for English proficiency may be conducted if required).
Must possess a valid Japanese driver's license.

Job: Maintenance
Primary Location: Japan-13-NRT - Tokyo - Narita International Airport
Organization: 66 Technical Operations/Maintenance
Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting 12/15/2011

Technican - (Line) - Base - Cleveland
Technician - (Base) - AIR - Cleveland

American Airline Careers: Aeronautical Engineering Jobs, US-TX-Fort Worth

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AE Careers: Engineer
Participates in creating, maintaining, and supporting maintenance programs for aircraft turbine engines.  Provides engineering direction and support to the engine shops covering repair, assembly, inspection and test of engines, component parts, and accessories.  Determines economic feasibility, develops repairs and repair processes of existing unserviceable turbine engine hardware.  Will coordinate engineering efforts with OEM's and outside repair sources.  Utilization of FAA approval procedures DER/DAS-STC will be required.  Duties will include failure analyses, and technical and economic decisions related to modifications and engine and component management.
Must have a Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering degree from a qualified accredited university / college. Powerplant related engineering experience desirable.
Excellent analytical, communication, planning, and organizational skills required.
Ability to work with others and under pressure highly desirable. Travel and occasional off-hours duty required.

Job: EN-General
Primary Location: US-TX-Fort Worth
Last Date: Dec 13, 2011

Equal Opportunity Employer: American Airlines is an equal opportunity employer.
Work Schedule*: Full-Time

ALASKA AIRLINES Careers: AeroEngineer I- Powerplant Seattle, Washington, USA

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Job Title: Engineer I- Powerplant  
Location: Seattle, WA

REPORTS TO:  Manager, Powerplant Engineering

Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Eskimo painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition: Alaska has ranked "highest in customer satisfaction among traditional network carriers" in J.D. Power and Associates' North America Airline Satisfaction Study for the past three years. We've also been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska is the dominant West Coast airline and, together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 90 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues of $3.5 billion.
Job Description:

- Work with cross divisional team(s) composed of Records, Planning, Line Maintenance, Engine Build Up shop, QC, Flight Ops, Technical Pubs, etc to ensure released EC documents are implemented efficiently
- Provide Maintenance Control and Engineering Technical Services personnel with troubleshooting assistance for resolution of chronic powerplant issues resulting in a prompt return to service
-Develop working knowledge of 737 Powerplant Systems, and detailed understanding of CFM56 and GTCP131 engines.
- Review and Disposition all OEM recommendations (SBs, SLs, etc) for priority incorporation into the fleet
- Author Engineering Control (EC) documents (engineering orders, engineering authorizations, fleet campaigns, etc) to direct the required incorporation of modifications, improvements, and disposition of line troubleshooting and shop requests
- Utilize all available information (ASA operational data, OEM engineering data, other operators shared information, etc) to continually improve the safe and efficient operation of the installed powerplant
- Author ASA specific engineering data for inclusion into the required ICAs (manuals) for configuration control and required maintenance actions
- On a rotating basis, provide 24/7 cell phone coverage for powerplant related line issues
- Work with other operators and participate in OEM technical conferences (and WTT sessions) to ensure the most up to date engineering data is utilized in managing ASA’s fleet
- Other duties as assigned
- Embody the Alaska Spirit and conduct oneself with Professionalism, Integrity, Resourcefulness and Caring

- B.S. Degree in Engineering (preference: Aerospace or Mechanical) required
-2+ years of Powerplant Engineering experience (airline, shop, OEM, etc) is preferred
- Understanding of Gas Turbine fundamental operating principles (aero, thermal, mechanical, etc.) preferred
- Basic knowledge of FAA regulations and oversight functions (for both aircraft and engine operating airworthiness certificates) required
- Good communication skills: verbal (both informal working teams and formal executive presentations), and in clear/concise written documents
- Capable of working in a daily fast paced environment
- Minimum age of 18
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington
 For eligible employees, our company offers a unique total rewards package that few companies can match, including insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision care, 401(k) retirement savings plans, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program.  Each day, we are guided by our core values of Professionalism, Caring, Resourcefulness, Integrity and Alaska Spirit at work and in our communities.  Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please apply on or before:  December 16, 2011


Horizon Air: Aircraft Technician Jobs Seattle, WA, USA

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Job Title: Aircraft Technician
Horizon Air: behind the name are men and women with a "can-do" spirit and a passion for excellence. Launched in 1981, Horizon Air provides service to cities throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Baja California Sur (Mexico), and British Columbia and Alberta (Canada). Together, Horizon Air and sister carrier Alaska Airlines serve more than 90 cities and are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK).

It's a heartfelt approach, as much as technological innovations and customer-pleasing onboard service, that is at the core of the "Horizon experience". This has brought us national and international recognition: Horizon Air was named "Regional Airline of the Year" by Air Transport World magazine in 2007 and was also ranked among the top 10 domestic single-class airlines by Travel+Leisure magazine readers from 2002 through 2009.

Location:Seattle, WA
Full-Time Regular/Temporary:Regular

Seattle Maintenance Manager
Per contract starting wage $16.12/hour
Shift differentials apply and critical work area differential will be discussed during interview process

Job Description

- Work on aircraft, components, or related parts of aircraft
- Perform work outlined on applicable work forms in accordance with GPM procedures, manufacturer?s manuals, and FAA requirements to assure that all work is accomplished in a safe and airworthy manner
- Sign for accomplishment of work on applicable work forms and records
- Review forms and records to ensure entries are made in accordance with Horizon Air?s GPM procedures
- Keep work area in a clean, safe and orderly manner
- Attend recurrent training as required
- Other duties as assigned

- High school diploma or equivalent required
- Minimum age of 18 required
- Authorization to work in the U.S.required
- Valid driver?s license and good driving record required
- A&P Certification required
- Own compliment of tools required
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
- Ability to obtain and maintain a valid passport allowing unrestricted travel
  to and from the U.S. at the time you apply required
- Ability to lift 85 pounds onto a 36'' shelf required
- Excellent reliability and work habits required
- Regular and predictable attendance required
- Avionics and sheet metal experience preferred
- Prior Part 121 maintenance experience preferred


The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington

For eligible employees, our company offers a competitive total rewards package that includes insurance coverage (medical, dental and vision care), a 401(k) retirement savings plan, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program (with flight privileges on Alaska Airlines as well).

Key to Horizon Air's success is its distinctive culture, where partnership thrives and co-workers go out of their way to help each other. Each day, employees are guided by the shared values of Integrity, Heart, Partnership, Innovation/Initiative and Continuous Improvement. Horizon Air also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Helicopter Maintenance Technician Jobs- A&P Mechanics, Aerotek Aviation

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Aviation Jobs: Helicopter A&P Mechanics
Company: Aerotek Aviation
Salary: $30.50 - $42.00 /hour
Job Description
Company is looking for multiple A&P Licensed Helicopter Mechanics for work at their Anchorage, Alaska area facility. Positions are for general mechanics for work on fleet of Part 135 helicopters - primarily AS350, Hughes 500 and Bell 205s. Candidates must have strong knowledge and experience with helicopter systems and engine maintenance and repair. Positions are expected to last through the spring, with potential to extend over the summer season as well. Local candidates preferred. Qualified candidates will be available immediately and meet the following criteria:

-- A&P License required
-- Rotary-wing aircraft experience REQUIRED, specific experience on AS350, Hughes 500 and Bell 205s a plus
-- Understanding of track and balance theory
-- Proficient on inspection tasks and capable of implementing repairs
-- Effective troubleshooting skills
-- Ability to work with limited or no supervision

Pay is DOE ($30.50 to $42/hr) and includes 7 day/week per diem. Specific aircraft experience can increase hourly rate.

Position will be based at Anchorage area facility, but will include frequent travel and repair work to be done in the field.

Travel to Alaska is covered by the company, and they will pay up to $300 shipping for tools and gear.

For immediate consideration send your resume to David Winters.

Required Skills:

Join Aerotek Aviation®LLC. We specialize in placing mechanics, technicians, engineering field support and specialized personnel in the aviation industry. Our rapid growth means we are constantly seeking employees nationwide. We offer comprehensive benefits to include medical, dental, optical, and optional 401k. Don't put your career in the hands of just anyone, put it in the hands of a specialist. Join the Aerotek Aviation team! Allegis Group and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applications without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information
Contact: Aerotek Aviation
Address: 9600 NE Cascades Parkway, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 820-2837
Fax: (360) 539-0013

Why Work for Aerotek?
As a leader in recruiting and staffing, Aerotek Inc. offers great job opportunities in the areas you want to work:
Engineering, Scientific, Professional, Industrial, Technical, Clinical Office & Clerical Skilled Trades

Take advantage of these Aerotek benefits:
Professional Recruiters
Aerotek's recruiters work with you to understand your talents, job criteria and career goals to find you the perfect job.

Flexible Opportunities

Aerotek offers contract, contract-to-hire and permanent positions to find the work style that suits you best.
Access to Great Companies
Aerotek's job placement services are completely free and give you the inside track to opportunities at industry-leading companies.
For more information about Aerotek, visit

Amy Johnson the First Woman to fly solo from England to Australia

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1930: Amy Johnson - Queen of the Skies

Born in England, Amy Johnson was one of the most courageous pilots of her time. She set many records, including being the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia, in 1930.

Amy set many other records, both by herself and with her aviator husband Jim Mollison.

Here is some movie footage about Amy…

Amy Johnson and her Gypsy Moth aircraft
Amy Johnson and her Gypsy Moth aircraft, in India, 1930. She called her plane “Jason”.

Amy Johnson

    1929: Pilot’s licence
    1929: Ground Engineer licence
    (first woman in UK)
    1930: England to Australia
    (first woman, solo)
    1931: London to Moscow(first in 1 day)
    1931: England to Japan(record)
    1932: London to Capetown, South Africa (solo record)
    1934: England to India (record, with JM)
    1936: England to South Africa (solo record)
    1939-41: Air Transport Command pilot incomplete

Jet Engine is invented in 1937 by Frank Whittle.

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The Jet Engine

The jet engine is one of the coolest, most amazing inventions ever designed. It is reliable, converts fuel into huge amounts of thrust, and can be REALLY loud.

It is the jet engine which allows HIGH SPEED, HIGH ALTITUDE flight, getting you to your destination within hours rather than days.

The jet engine take air in the front, burns some fuel,
and sends air and exhaust out the back at high speed. The engine
actually PUSHES this air out the back, resulting in the engine
getting a push forwards.

It sounds simple, but it did not get invented until 1937, by a
bloke called Frank Whittle.

Helicopter Maintenance Engineering Jobs - Aerotek Canada

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Aircraft Maintenance Engineers
Address     Southport, MB R0H, Canada
Job Type     Fulltime

Aerotek is currently looking for AME's with the following qualifications:

- M1 or M2 License required.
- Experience with Bell 212, 206, or 412 Helicopters an asset.
- Must have at least 2 years helicopter maintenance and be within the past 5 years.
- Must be able to pass background security check.

Pay ranges are based on the client and experience.

To apply, please submit your resume by email or fax resume to (780) 391-1040.

While all interested candidates are encouraged to apply, only those who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted for an interview.

Today is American ThanksGiving Day - Black Friday Shopping Tips

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The Ultimate Tips To Make Shopping During The Black Friday

Today is American thanksgiving so I wanted to take a moment to
share with you some of the most important realizations in my life regarding
this idea of being thankful...

In our quest for "more" we often forget how great and precious what
we already have is. And what's the point of getting more if you can't get
enjoyment out of what you have? That's a pretty strong demotivator if you
ask me...

We often spend so much time in the unhealthy zone of envy or lack.
What we don't have and would like to have. What other's have that we don't...
And we often tend to measure ourselves so cruelly:

When we set goals, we look to the ideal we want to reach. And all too often,
we make the terrible mistake of judging our accomplishments thus far
against that ideal.

Not only can we never win in that scenario, but we are doomed to
come up short 100% of the time. Not much of a life...

The trick is to measure backwards. Look where you came from and
where you are now, that will always paint a more realistic and pleasant

What if you want to increase your happiness and gratitude, starting
right now?

It's easy!
     So, is black Friday really the best time to buy?

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It have become a the day where companies make big money. Retailers like Best Buy sell a lot.

I know a lot of people  enjoy holiday shopping due the discount and coupons that can be found during this period. Frankly, I’m not fond as people spend their money during the holiday shopping season. Anyway, despite I’m not a holiday shopper, it doesn’t means you don’t like buy on Black Friday.

So, if you’re going to shop today, I want to share some useful tips that will help you make your holiday shopping less stressful, easier, and more successful.
Best Tips To Shop On Black Friday

1. Make a plan - Without a plan, Black Friday becomes a hectic day. I’ll suggest to don’t go to shop without a list in hand. This is the best way to have all your offers in the same place, and make you take a decision quickly.

2. Shop from home – Today, many of discount offered by retailers on Black Friday are available online. Sites like,, and are the perfect place to find which stores have the best deal to your needs. also provides blackfriday offers.

3. Get Social – Being most retailers have a Facebook(this is the page of Best Buy and Twitter account, I’ll suggest to join to their network. Often they provide coupons and discounts on some products and you could get some interesting deals.

4. Know when retailers are opening – Know the store hours is become important when it comes to grab the best deals. If you wait until the last minute and your order happens to arrive damaged, you don’t have time to send it back and replace it with something else.

5. Use credit card – Often buy with Credit Cards can give you more benefit then buy without it. Credit card that gets rewards let you rack up the point while you shop. Lowcards ranked the best retail rewards credit cards on the market.

    Capital One Spark Cash
    Capital One Spark Miles
    New Ink Cash Business from Chase
    Ink Classic Business from Chase
    The Plum Card from American Express
    CitiBusiness World MasterCard

So, let me know if will you be shopping on Black Friday. If so, will in the stores early or online only?

Entrepreneurs of Aviation

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Entrepreneurs and Aviation
The event, which by many is considered “the Oscars of Aviation” is all about recognizing and honoring individuals with great and significant contributions to the field of aviation.

Rather than just being a “star studded” event, many Hollywood and Aviation celebrities are passionate about aviation and attend this gathering to help pushing the message of keeping the dream of flight alive and to make it real to people that aviation is not just something for a few select individuals but plays an important role in today’s society. 

The current 70 people who are now part of the Living Legends of Aviation are people of remarkable accomplishments, in aviation. Members include entrepreneurs, innovators, industry leaders, record breakers, astronauts, pilots who are now celebrities and celebrities who have become pilots.

John Travolta - Photo Credit: Bob Charlotte / PR Photos

John Travolta, the Ambassador of Aviation is himself a Legend of Aviation and started flying at the age of 17. He presented the newest Inductee Mr M Laurent Beaudion, the CEO of Bombardier with his award. His accomplishments to bring aviation forward are nothing short of remarkable.

Sean Tucker, the award emcee, always has an enthusiasm for aviation that is contagious to anyone he gets in contact with. From a reliable source, and from what I have seen with my own eyes, he is probably the greatest aerobatics pilots currently flying at air shows – a true professional in his field.

Actors and Pilots Harrison Ford and Kurt Russell gave out several recognitions at the event. Harrison Ford has done a remarkable job to introduce people and our youth to flying and is a great proponent and spokesman for aviation.  Awards included the “Aviation Legacy Award” given to Pat Epps, Atlanta, Georgia. Captain “Sully” Sullenberger awarded Captain James Lovell, Apollo 13 Commander, the “Captain Cool Award”.
Lynn Tilton

Delford M. Smith who founded Evergreen International Airlines was given the “Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year Award” Clay Jones, the “Aviation Industry Leader of the Year” and Lynn Tilton, the first woman to achieve the “Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Frank Robinson, founder of Robinson Helicopters, was acknowledged for his role in creating what ended up becoming the most popular helicopter in the world.

Bob Hoover, a true Legend of Aviation in his own right presented the Freedom of Flight Award to his fellow aviator and congressman and national hero, Sam Johnson.

After the event many celebrities gathered on the 8th floor of the hotel, mingled with guests and and shared stories about aviation with those who attended.

Harrison Ford with Captain Sully and other guests

Harrison Ford with Nick Rahkonen, President Friends of Aviation

Jet Engine Technician Jobs in Canada - ORENDA Aerospace

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Jet Engine Technician
Employer Name:     ORENDA Aerospace Corporation
Wage/Salary Info:     to be negotiated
Location:  MOOSE JAW  Positions:     1
Employment Terms:     Full Time
Length of Employment:     Permanent
How to Apply:  Send resume by fax or email

Provide 2nd Line J85-CAN-40 engine maintenance and test cell support to CF 431 Squadron, CFB Moose Jaw, SK.
Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication. Ability to interpret maintenance publication, drawings and technical data, work with minimal supervision, set priorities, multi-task, work independently and as a team member. Knowledge of engine test cell procedures and inspection procedures.
Major Responsibilities: Carry out assigned J85-CAN-40  engine inspections, engine build-up/tear down, test cell engine runs, functional test, participate in Mobile Repair as required, prepare technical documents, provide weekly engine status updates, assist in the annual test cell calibrations, travel 1-2 times per calendar year.
Knowlege/Background: College diploma-Aircraft Miantenance or equivalent, Minimum 1-3 years experience maintenance preferably J85-CAN-40 jet engine, Working knowledge of DND protocol on military bases in Canada. Must be able to gain high-level security clearance.
Remarks: Only those candidates selected for an interview shall be contacted.
Overview of the company: Over the past 10 years, Orenda has supplied more than 200,000 individual components to OEMs as well as civil, military and industrial end-users. Orenda, today, is ready to share in the design and production of new gas turbine engines-in fact, we specialize in static and dynamic components; fan sections or hot sections; power plant assembly and complete overhaul and testing.

Application Information
Employer Name: ORENDA Aerospace Corporation

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Watch live Airplane traffic from different parts around the World !

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Introduction to Flightradar24

How Flightradar24 works?
Flightradar24 shows live airplane traffic from different parts around the world. The technique to receive flight information from aircraft is called ADS-B. That means the Flightradar24 can only show information about aircraft equipped with an ADS-B transponder. Today about 60% (about 30% in USA and about 70% in Europe) of the passenger aircraft and only a small amount of military and private aircraft have an ADS-B transponder.
Which aircraft are visible on Flightradar24?

Common aircraft models that are visible on Flightradar24 (have an ADS-B transponder):
    All Airbus models (A300, A310, A318, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, A380)
    BAe ATP BAe Avro RJ70 BAe Avro RJ85 BAe Avro RJ10  Boeing 737  Boeing 747
    Boeing 757 Boeing 767 Boeing 777 Boeing 787
    Most new deliveries of Embraer E190
    Fokker 70 Fokker 100
    Gulfstream V Gulfstream G500/G550
    McDonnell Douglas MD-10 McDonnell Douglas MD-11
    Sukhoi SuperJet 100
    Some newer Ilyushin and Tupolev for example Il-96 and TU-204

Common aircraft models that are NOT visible on Flightradar24 (no ADS-B transponder):
    ATR-42  ATR-72
    Boeing 707  Boeing 717 Boeing 727 Boeing 737-200 Boeing 747-10  Boeing 747-200 Boeing 747SP
    All CASA models
    All Bombardier Dash models All Bombardier CRJ models
    Dornier 328
    All Embraer models (except most new deliveries of Embraer E190)
    Jetstream 32
    Fokker 50
    McDonnell Douglas DC-9 McDonnell Douglas MD-8  McDonnell Douglas MD-9x
    Saab 340 Saab 2000
    "Air Force One"
    Most older aircraft
    Most military aircraft

Of course there are lots of exceptions.
For example one Lufthansa CRJ900, one LOT ATR-72, one Wideroe Dash, some MD8X from Onur Air, some Saab 340 in Australia and several private Cessnas are visible.
There are also some older A300, A310, A320, B737, B747, B757, B767 aircraft without the ADS-B transponder, and that makes thoose aircraft invisible on Flightradar24.

Click on an aircraft symbol to get airline and flight data about that aircraft.
The blue crosses show the location of major airports. You can zoom in to see a closeup of the airport. Note that the satellite view of the Earth is NOT a real time images, but comes from the Google database.
You can zoom out and drag the map to find other locations of interest.

Worlds Most Beautiful Airports

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Beautiful Airports

Everyone has experienced it, and no one enjoys it: the airport delay. Missed connections, weather cancellations, and equipment problems make travel a less-than-glamorous experience. But there are some airports where you might decide that a longer-than-expected layover is not such a bad thing. Take, for instance, the Marrakech Menara Airport, where mosaic-tiled ceilings and gleaming glass ornaments evoke Moroccan royalty. In recent years, some of the biggest names in architecture have proven that airport design can be both practical and innovative — and improving passengers' travel experience.
Regine Weston, an expert in airport planning and systems, says a city’s airport is important on multiple levels. "The most obvious is that they are a gateway to your community, the first impression a visitor arriving by air has,” she says.

That's why a growing number of cities are spending heavily on revamping their terminals and tower structures to demonstrate their affluence and technological mastery beyond transportation.

"[People] fall in love with a city through an airport....It's the front row to a city and region, the first and last impression," says John D. Kasarda, a professor of management and director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina.

Beijing International Airport, China

Just in time for the 2008 Summer Olympic games, Beijing International added Terminal 3, the largest above-ground airport terminal in the world. The Feng Shui is the creation of British architect Norman Foster, who designed and completed Terminal 3 in four years.
Its soaring aerodynamic roof and dragon-like form celebrate the thrill of flight and evoke Chinese traditional red and gold color scheme and symbols.
"If you are lucky, [you] see the sun glinting off the dragon scales on the spine of the building," says Weston.
The terminal is open to views to the outside and planned under a single unifying roof canopy. Linear skylights are both an aid to orientation and sources of daylight — the color scheme changing from red to yellow as passengers progress through the building.

Carrasco International Airport, Uruguay

Carrasco International Airport, or Aeropuerto Internacional de Carrasco General Cesareo L. Berisso, as it is known in Uruguay, is a private airport owned and operated by Puerta del Sur, and serves the capital city of Montevideo. The airport is one of just two airports in the country; it was created to expand capacity and spur commercial growth and tourism in the surrounding region.
In 2007, Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly designed a new building that plays off the tradition of grand transportation halls and departure levels all in one large space. The arrivals area encompasses an airy mezzanine level to help orient passengers to the terminal space before they descend to the baggage claim and other services. The curved roof of the airport’s exterior evokes the natural landscape of Uruguay, becoming not just an architectural landmark but a sculptural one, as well.

Denver International Airport, United States
Denver International Airport, or DIA, which opened in 1996, is routinely voted the best airport in North America by Business Traveler magazine, balancing passenger safety and providing an enjoyable experience. The terminal’s peaked roof resembles a village of giant white teepees, against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.
Denver-based architect Curtis Fentress, a pioneer in sustainable design, made the airport as "green" as possible, with solar-power operations, and a roof made of materials which reflect 20 percent of solar radiation in the summer and retains heat in the winter.
In addition to construction, the airport made operational improvements in 2009 and now uses a recycling program.
"It is the only major new airport to be built in recent memory, and as such has advantages over other large airports such as JFK, LAX, and ORD, which have grown organically over many decades and generations of airlines and aircraft needs," says Weston.

Incheon International Airport, South Korea

Since its opening in 2001, Incheon International Airport has been regularly voted the world's best airport in terms of the passenger experience. Award-winning architect Curtis Fentress, who also designed Denver International Airport, intended to design Incheon as a showcase of Korean culture.
Fentress spent weeks traveling the country, visiting cultural landmarks, and studying the lines and forms found in traditional buildings before he started to design the airport. The bow of the roofline emulates a traditional Korean temple, and while the arrival hallways are lined with Korean artifacts, some 5,000 years old, the airport's train terminal looks futuristic. Pine trees and wildflowers are planted inside the building.
The airport's baggage-handling system is designed to process 31,000 pieces of luggage an hour, and uses a centralized computer-controlled, automated tilt-tray system, that sorts pieces of luggage with barcode readers.

Lyon-Saint Exupéry, France

Formerly known as Lyon Satolas Airport, the building's most striking profile is based on two converging steel arches that resemble a bird in flight. Architect Santiago Calatrava designed St. Exupéry’s main concourse with a wing-like structure spread out on the ceiling and natural light coming through the openings.
Although there is a high-speed train station connected to the airport, Calatrava's aspirations for the airport serving as an international hub for the region failed, as only a handful of people use the high speed daily.

Malvinas Argentinas Airport, Argentina

Located in Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America, near the island of Tierra del Fuego, Malvinas Argentinas Airport's beauty is a function of its natural setting. Flights come in low over the Andes Mountains, crossing the northern plains, smooth hills, and mountain topography. The airport is a common gateway to Patagonia and the Antarctic. From the outside, the glass building reflects the sun; inside, timber frames the spacious main building.

Marrakech Menara Airport, Morocco

Modernism and traditional Islamic architecture come together at the Marrakech Menara Airport. Designed by a team of architects, led by Casablanca-based E2A Architecture, the airport added a contemporary terminal in 2008. Inside, massive concrete, diamond-shaped structures cover the ceiling, and light and shadows shift throughout the day. The contemporary design blends smoothly with the original terminal, whose columns are the typical diamond-shaped tiles in shades of green and terracotta.
Balconies overlook the central lobby and the main rest areas are equipped with sofas and armchairs decorated with fabrics typical of the region. The building's glass skin, which looks like wired mesh, evokes Arab artistry and design.

Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore

Singapore Changi Airport embarked on an ambitious expansion program in 2000. Its Terminal 3 was designed by CPG Corp. and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Inside, a woven tapestry of living plants not only divides the huge building into landside/airside sections but also connects the vertical space of the check-in/arrival areas, which are separated by a glass security screen.
The airport’s “butterfly-winged” skylights allow natural light in, while keeping the tropical heat out through regulated sensors. At night, the skylights glow with artificial lighting that is delicately concealed below the reflector panels. A five-story-high vertical garden, dubbed The Green Wall, complements the showcasing of natural elements.
"There are so many serene amenities, it's like a tropical wonderland," says Kasarda. "The idea is to calm passengers.”

Sondika Bilbao Airport, Spain

The Sondika Bilbao Airport is nestled in the hilly green landscape of the Txoriherri Valley, close to the city of Bilbao in northern Spain and the gateway to the Basque capital. Work on the airport started in the early 1990s, but was not complete until late in the decade; the airport was fully operational by 2000, with an investment of $39 million.
Santiago Calatrava designed the layout with considerable attention to the surrounding area and environment, limiting the impact of auxiliary buildings on the vista of the main building. The four-story parking structure has a sky lit walkway leading to the terminal building. It’s nicknamed La Paloma, or the Dove, for its birdlike silhouette.

Tempelhof International Airport, Berlin

Tempelhof Weltflughafen, often called the world or city airport, because of its commuter flights to other parts of Germany, was designed by Nazi-era architect Albert Speer. One of the airport's most distinctive features is its large, canopy-style roof, which was able to accommodate most contemporary airliners. Although this airport closed all operations in 2008, many experts in architecture say its design determined the shape of airports for generations to come.
"It was the first airport to make a statement. The terminals were architecturally important," says Kasarda. The airfield will be used as a city park, while the terminal will be preserved for cultural functions.

Aviation Scholarships: Working Scholarship for the Aviation Sector Students

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Singapore Aviation Scholarships

SINGAPORE : A new working scholarship has been announced for the aviation sector to attract high-calibre students from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and polytechnics.

Speaking at the Aviation Open House at Downtown East on Thursday, Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo said the Aviation Horizons Scholarship will enable companies to recruit ITE or polytechnic graduates immediately upon graduation.

Together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, the companies can then sponsor the youths for part-time studies for higher qualification.

She said the scholarship aims to allow students to acquire work experience in the aviation sector, while they pursue further studies.

Mrs Teo also announced the Aviation Youth Outreach Seed Fund, which aims to expand the range of aviation interest activities currently organised for youths by the industry, associations and student groups.

She said the Seed Fund can support new ideas put forward by groups to nurture a passion for aviation in youth.

Both the initiatives are part of the S$9 million Aviation Manpower Programme (AMP) launched last year.

It aims to build the aviation manpower base through the attraction, development and retention of talent.

- CNA/ms

Civil Aviation Humor: 10 Ways you can tell your Pilot is on Drugs

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10 Ways you can tell your pilot is on drugs

10. All the in-flight meals are missing their dessert squares.
9. In between 'May I' and 'have your attention' there's a 45 minute pause.<
8. He's constantly yelling, 'Take that, Red Baron!'
7. Shuttle from New York to Boston includes stopover in Columbia.
6. His co-pilot: Robert Downey Jr.
5. For the last hour, he's been riding the beverage cart like a rodeo cowboy.
4. Keeps coming on the P.A. to point out clouds that look like his old high school teachers.
3. His wings are pinned to his bare chest.
2. When you fly over international dateline, he yells, 'Dude! We're, like, time traveling!'
1. When he exhales, the oxygen masks drop.

Military Aviation Humor
The Blonde Fighter Pilot

"So, a blonde fighter pilot was flying in a two ship one day. She was flying her heading just fine, when all of a sudden her wingman called, "We have Migs coming in at 6 o'clock!" She quickly took a thought, looked at her watch and said, "It's okay! It's only 5:30!"

Irish Aeronautical Engineer wins Top Boeing award at age of 34

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Engineer of the Year is Irish Aeronautical Engineer

Dr Pio Fitzgerald, a University of Limerick aeronautical engineering graduate, has won the highest engineering accolade from Boeing, having been named Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Engineer of the Year, aged just 34.

On 12 November, Fitzgerald attended the Dubai Air Show as one of four nominees for the Innovator of the Year award from Flightglobal.  Previous winners of this award include Richard Branson in 2009 and the aircraft manufacturer Embraer in 2010.

Hailing from Killarney, Co Kerry, Fitzgerald graduated from UL 1999 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in aeronautical engineering.  As part of his degree, he undertook an eight-month co-operative education placement in 1997 with Boeing Commercial Airplanes, which formed the basis of his interest in his current speciality, flight-control laws. Following graduation from UL, Fitzgerald attained both a master's degree and a doctorate at Cranfield University in the UK.
Fitzgerald's breakthrough OAMS system for the Boeing 747-8F

In the spring of 2010, Boeing encountered a design crisis with the new 747-8F jumbo jet freighter aircraft, when "flutter tests" revealed a vibration in the jumbo freighter's wing.

Fitzgerald and his team made aerospace history when they developed the Outboard Aileron Modal Suppression (OAMS) system that dampened out the flutter on the Boeing 747-8F without necessitating any physical redesign of the aircraft. 

Fitzgerald's breakthrough system required an agreement on a "regulatory special condition" between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing.

Fitzgerald's ingenuity secured FAA certification and contributed to the delivery of Boeing's innovative jet in October.

In aerospace circles, his accomplishment has already been compared to the legendary Sutter Twist solution four decades ago, when a similar design crisis faced the original 747 passenger aircraft.

Speaking about the award, Fitzgerald today said he was "honoured and humbled to be named Boeing Commercial Airplanes Engineer of the Year". He also thanked UL for giving him the educational foundation to go on and progress his aeronautical career.

"The great education I received in aeronautical engineering at the University of Limerick provided me with the necessary skills to contribute at the highest levels in the commercial airplane industry. I owe a great deal of thanks to the faculty and staff of UL."

Prof Michael McCarthy, chair of Aeronautical Engineering at the Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering at UL, also spoke today about Fitzgerald's achievements.
'Mind-boggling achievement at such a young age' - UL professor

"These awards represent the highest honours an aerospace engineer could hope to achieve. Pio was a fabulous student, who we expected to do well. But to achieve this recognition is beyond anything we could have imagined. Boeing is such a prestigious company that every aerospace engineer in the world would love to work there. To even get into the organisation, let alone be named their top engineer, and at the tender age of 34, is mind boggling," said McCarthy.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes employs more than 70,000 people worldwide, including top aerospace engineers.

In 2010, Boeing had revenues of more than US$31bn, with more than 12,000 jetliners in service.

Carmel Doyle

Spain's First Unmanned Solar Plane is Designed by Aeronautical Engineering Students

Spain's First Unmanned Solar Plane

Students of Terrassa School of Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering (ETSEIAT) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC) have together designed Spain's first unmanned solar plane – the Solar Endeavour UPC, using a technology developed by them. 

The students, Joaquim Creus Prats, Josep Fernández Coll, Carles Felip Aragón, Marta Marimon Mateu, Arnau Pons Lorente, IgnacioPedrosa Lojo, and Xavier Serena Alòs formed the ETSEIAT Trencalòs team.

Solar cells are fixed on to the wings and tail of solar planes. The cells had to be adapted to fit onto the wing’s curved, aerodynamic surface. The monocrystalline silicon used for making solar cells is extremely fragile and tends to break. The cells are normally 0.2 mm thick and the Spanish team built a panel, which along with the protective coating had a total thickness less than 1 mm.

CATUAV provided remote control and telemetry systems, which included GPS navigation, flight-assistance instrumentation and a video camera that provided real-time data to the control station on the ground.

The Solar Endeavour UPC has a cruising speed of 58 km/h with a speed of 90 km/h. It weighs 11.3 kg and has a length of 1.8 m and a wingspan of 5 m. The plane has five batteries that have a capacity of 40 Ah and weigh 2.5 kg. The average motor consumption is 11 A. The motor has a maximum power of 500 W and a cruising motor power of 127 W.

The solar plane flew continuously for 5 h 48 min at the Sedis aero club located in Seu d'Urgell. The solar panels provide over 50% of the power required during peak sunlight hours, while the batteries can supply the power when there is no sunlight source.
  • Solar planes enhance the capabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
  • They can fly over the desired areas for days together. 
  • They can be used for scientific missions, communications in isolated areas, traffic control and prevention of forest fires. 
The ETSEIAT Trencalòs project demonstrates the potential of solar planes for civilian applications.

By Cameron Chai

Design Your Own Plane: With the Proper Lift, Drag, And Fuel Efficiency

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Design Your Own Aircraft
Your Mission: Design A Plane With the Proper Lift, Drag, And Fuel Efficiency To Make It From One Landing Strip To Another.

Aviation company GE Aviation has added a simple and yet fun “Design Your Own Plane” game to their website.  In this game you can experiment with different wing, engine and fuselage options to try to build an optimum airplane.  Then, when you think you’ve come up with the perfect plane, click a button and watch it fly.  Or not.  (My first one did not!)

Designing an airplane is not easy. You have to know aerodynamics, physics, and how to balance lift, drag, and engine fuel efficiency so that they all work together. No, designing an airplan is not easy task. Unless you have our little design application, then it's a walk in the park. If a couple of guys in a silent film can do it, surely you can, too. Give it a try!

Design Your Own Aircraft

Do not attempt to design, build, or fly a full-scale aircraft using any data from this game.

Share your experience after your successful Flight:) through commenting.

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