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Swiss-made The World's Largest Solar-Powered Plane

Solar plane to make first cross-continent flight


 The world's largest solar-powered plane, Swiss-made Solar Impulse, will take its first-ever cross-continent flight in May or June.

The plane, co-piloted by Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, will attempt to fly more than 2,500 km for the first time, taking off in Payerne in western Switzerland, crossing the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean without using fuel, and landing in Morocco.

The exact date for taking off will be decided according to weather condition, said Andre Borschberg, co-founder and CEO of Solar Impulse that made the aircraft.

Bertrand Piccard and Borschberg will take turns to fly the aircraft on its 48-hour journey, with a scheduled stopover near Madrid to change pilots, Xinhua reported.

This long-duration flight will serve as a dress rehearsal for the round-the-world flight in 2014, and will allow the team to gather experience in cooperating with international airports, integrating the prototype into regular air traffic patterns, and managing the logistics of maintenance, said Borschberg.

Solar Impulse, the first aircraft that can fly day and night without fuel or polluting emissions, has a wingspan of 63.4 meters, as wide as an Airbus A340, and weighs only 1,600 kg. It has 12,000 solar cells mounted on the wings, which provide momentum for its four electric motors.

The plane took its first international flight from Switzerland to Brussels May 13, 2011, and marked its second international flight to Paris in June last year.

Source: IANS

Free Online Aviation Written Exams For Aircraft Mechanics and Pilot

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FAA Exams

Free FAA Online Aviation Written Exams Test Preparation For Pilots And Aircraft Mechanics


Practice online FAA Pilot and Maintenance Exams for Free.

By taking the particular practice exam(s) it will greatly aid you with question familiarization and aid you in getting a handle on the subject areas that you need to work on. Test data base includes;

FAA Private Pilot Airplane, FAA Commercial Airplane, 
FAA Instrument Airplane, FAA Ground Instructor, 
FAA Fundamentals Of Instructing, FAA Flight Instructor Airplane, 
FAA Instrument Ground Instructor, FAA Instrument Flight Instructor Airplane (CFII), 
FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), FAA Maintenance Air Frame Exam, 
FAA Maintenance Power Plant Exam, FAA Maintenance General Exam.

Students also have all kinds of books online that can help you if you find difficulties with a question (s). You can read anyone of these books for free, just check "Aviation Training Handbooks".

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Aviation Maintenance Scholarships - Gulfstream

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Aviation Scholarships

Gulfstream To Award Two Aviation Maintenance Scholarships

 Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., in conjunction with Women in Corporate Aviation, will award two $5,000 scholarships for professional development or career advancement in the field of maintenance aviation technology.

The award winners will be considered for future co-op and internship positions with Gulfstream, a corporate member of Women in Corporate Aviation.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft.

The scholarships will be administered by Women in Corporate Aviation and are open to anyone pursuing a career in aviation maintenance, enrolled in an aviation maintenance technician program or avionics training program, or seeking a degree in aviation maintenance technology. Those interested in applying for a scholarship should contact Women in Corporate Aviation, 4450 Nicholas Lane, Southhaven, Miss. 38672. The deadline for applications is Sept. 30, 2012.

Applicants will be considered based on their personal accomplishments, community involvement, academic standing and career goals. Applicants must be 18 or older, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and have a high school diploma or GED. In addition, applicants must submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay detailing how this scholarship will benefit their education or career path.

Scholarship winners are required to use their award toward a specific aviation maintenance program, including airframe and powerplant certification, college-level aviation maintenance courses or avionics technician certification. The Gulfstream scholarships were announced during the 23rd annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 8-10 in Dallas. The winners will be announced during the National Business Aviation Association Meeting and Convention, Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Orlando, Florida.

Gulfstream has produced more than 2,000 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150; the new large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G280; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G350; the large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G500; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550 and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650.

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Aviation Entry Level Jobs: Aircraft Engine - Performance Engineer

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GE Careers: Aircraft Engine - Performance Engineer

About Us

Preliminary Design team in Bangalore is actively engaged in developing the cycle model for engine performance studies for almost all next generation commercial applications. Once the cycle model is established, team performs design space and numerous cycle design analysis to select the best cycle for an application. The different data packages and plot packages are then generated to provide data to design community and external customers.

Career Level Entry-Level
Function Engineering/Technology
Function Segment Product Design and Development
Location India City Bangalore Postal Code 560066
Relocation Assistance No

Essential Responsibilities
 • Development of Gas Turbine cycle model for steady/transient performance prediction
• Design Space analysis using the Cycle model to optimize the engine performance within the constraints. Cycle analysis and performance data package generation for designers and customer.
• Analyze the test data and perform data reduction to refine the cycle model to represent test result or isolate the cause of any unexpected behavior
• Understanding of components’ performance characteristic maps and their representation in cycle model
• Will deal with substantial number of charts, tables and formulae that provide not only trends and the form of relationship, but also a database for design purposes
• Work involve system integration / individual component performance models
• Communicate results, findings and observations in clear and concise documents (presentations, reports, memos, technical articles) to peers and program leader in formal/informal design reviews
Qualifications/Requirements • BE / BTech / ME / MTech / PhD. in Mechanical Engineering
• Programming Skills is a must - FORTRAN/ C/ C++.
• 1-2 years of experience
• Very good Gas Turbine fundamentals / understanding
• Component design experience in the field of turbo-machinery.
Desired Characteristics • Experience in Gas Turbine Engine Performance
• Design and analysis work related to thermal power plants
• Lean Six Sigma GB certified with passion for technology
• Exposure to performance codes like NPSS
• Significant Problem solving ability
• Effective multitasking and ability to deliver on time and with quality
• Ability to work in cross-functional teams

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Boeing Careers: Aviation Maintenance Technician Jobs

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Aviation Maintenance Technician

Boeing - Nationwide (Greenville, South Carolina Area)

We call upon our Aviation Maintenance Technicians to perform maintenance, preventative maintenance and alterations on production and experimental aircraft. Tasks may range from troubleshooting, testing, inspecting, repairing, and servicing aircraft systems and sub-systems to performing audits/surveillance of all manufacturing and quality assurance processes per specifications, processes and procedures. Day-to-day, you could find yourself working on a variety of systems ranging from avionics to structural and electrical to engines.

Sample Responsibilities, Based on Experience:
• Sets up and operates aircraft jacking equipment and disassembles aircraft or components as required.
• Installs, removes, replaces and/or re-routes wires, wire bundles, and/or electric assemblies.
• Initiates and documents any nonconforming materials, hardware, software, tools, parts assemblies, or parts thereof according to specifications, processes and procedures.
• Consults with management, engineering, planning, inspection or customers on process or job related issues.
Desired Skills & Experience
• High school diploma or GED.
• FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Certificate is preferred.
• Knowledge of aircraft mechanical systems, plant systems, aircraft systems and electronic technology.
• Understanding of basic electricity and electrical systems and wiring specifications and requirements to fabricate and/or install components.

Currently hiring in many locations, some positions include relocation packages. Learn more about Boeing's opportunities.
Company Description
At Boeing, we aspire to be the strongest, best and best-integrated aerospace company in the world - today and tomorrow. When you join our team, your passion for manufacturing can soar.
Additional Information

Type:  Full-time Functions: Production 
Industries: Airlines/Aviation

Emirates Careers: Aviation Manager Job in Emirates Flight Academy in Dubai

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Emirates Airline - Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Principal Of Emirates Flight Academy

Job Description
We are seeking a highly motivated and successful Senior Manager to head up our new Emirates Flight Academy in Dubai. This is an exciting opportunity to manage the start-up of a brand new facility that will ultimately provide training for cadet pilots, allowing them to establish a firm foundation to their aviation career. The academy will have the capability to train up to 400 students. Training at the Academy will encompass theoretical knowledge, simulator and actual flight training. The job holder will be required to liaise with all associated partners and aviation authorities to establish the ground school and flying syllabus of the course.

The successful person will be responsible for developing and implementing a long term strategy for the Academy, ensuring it is supported with a measurable and achievable business plan along with policies that will guide the Academy towards achievement of its overall objectives.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

    Meet, monitor and control operational standards of efficiency, safety and training which meet with industry best practice standards and which are fully compliant with the Safety Management System programme.
    Ensure all annual business targets, as well as capital and operational expense budgets support the Academy's goal of being a long term profitable business.
    Responsible for cost control and effectiveness, monitoring performance and achievement, with particular regard to training output standards and budget preparation.
    Manage and measure all aspects of the Academy to ensure it is operationally sound and maintains high standards of excellence. Benchmark with the industry, where necessary, to create competitive differentiation.
    Negotiate with potential accreditation partners and foster agreements that are mutually beneficial for the Academy and maintain an overview of program design, standards, and quality of delivery and evaluation techniques, using quality assurance methodology.
    Provide leadership in creating a high performance culture within the Academy, enhancing its visibility and recognition globally and to maintain strong working relationships within the business fraternity, including authorities, ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.
    Be accountable for all aspects of the operation including maintenance requirements of the aviation resources.

Salary & Benefits: offer an attractive tax-free salary, paid in Dirhams, the local currency of the UAE.
Desired Skills & Experience

Experience and Qualifications:
    An academic qualification (12+3 or equivalent) in Aviation/ Business Management.
    The candidate must hold a Commercial Pilot License (CPL).
    15+ years operational experience in the aviation industry, of which 5 years must be in a management role within a Flight Academy.

Company Description
The Emirates Group is a highly profitable business with annual revenue of approximately US$ 15.6 billion and over 50,000 employees. The Group comprises of dnata, the fourth largest combined air services provider in the world and Emirates, the Group's rapidly expanding and award winning international airline. Emirates global network now sees it flying to over 121 destinations across 6 continents, operating a modern fleet of over 170 wide-bodied aircraft. Today the airline has orders worth over US$ 84 billion for 233 more of the latest aircraft, with plans to operate to many more destinations in the months and years ahead. Essential to our continued business success as we expand will be the on-going employment of high quality people to join our multi-cultural team of over 167 nationalities. Dubai, a tourism centre and modern cosmopolitan city with high standards of healthcare, education and leisure pursuits for residents offers those we hire one of the most desirable lifestyle locations in the world. In addition to lifestyle and tax free salary benefits, the Emirates Group also offers professional development opportunities to help employees develop new skills and grow their careers successfully. Discover your future!
Additional Information

Type: Full-time Experience: Mid-Senior level
Functions: Education  Industries: Airlines/Aviation 
Job ID: 2836041


Top Ways to Bulid a Aviation Resume

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Aviation Resume Builder

 Top 10 Resume Builder to Build a Flying Aviation Resume

Always prepare your Resume as per industry standards. As Aviation industry itself is fast-paced industry where everyday there is upgrade of new advancement in technology.

Though the traditional word-based resume is still as popular as ever, still if you'd like to stand out from the crowd there are a number of new Resume builder technology options for you to consider.

Now, simply having a LinkedIn profile is almost considered as 'Old Hat'.

Below is a list of new world of Resume Building and sharing free of charge

Social Resumes



Zerply is one of the more high profile socially-shaped resume and career sites going around. In fact, Zerply makes a point of telling new users that it is ‘killing the resume’ by showcasing your work in a more interactive and engaging manner. It features all of the social elements you’d expect including the ability to follow people, access a news stream and analyse stats.

2. ResumUP

The first of two Facebook-powered apps, ResumUP wants to make your ‘social profile visual’. Of the two options you’re given (Facebook or LinkedIn), the latter will give you the most professional looking account of your history. And they’re not kidding about the visual aspect, it can make anyone’s work experience look hot!


Yes, BranchOut is technically more a ‘network’ than a plain old resume builder option but it allows you to create a profile which features everything that is wonderful (or not) about you.

4. LinkedIn Resume Builder

LinkedIn have been quietly developing this functionality as an add-on to the main site. It literally takes your profile information and formats it in traditionally-styled word-based resume. If you are after consistency across the web, this is possibly the one for you.


Visual Resume Builders

New ways to Build a Digital Aviation Resume



This is one of the more robust options out there thanks to its powerful interface. It also features all of the most up-to-date social sharing links so you can get yourself noticed too. Other key features include job search and notification functionality, a cover letter builder, stats and insights and adjustable templates.

6. is one of the more popular resume builder sites thanks to is simple user experience.


The most exciting element of ResumeBear is its real-time tracing capability which can give you a sense of how popular your resume is. It can even tell you who opened your resume so you can reach out to them while the iron is hot. You can access your resume dashboard via your mobile phone (iPhone and Android).


This is quite similar to ResumeBear in that it provides you with a complete build and track solution. You have a number of design options with DoYourBuzz and it is also optimised for SEO visibility (but then again you should expect this benefit as standard for services like these).


Mobile Resumes

Mobile Resume Builder


9. Infinity resume app (for iPhone)

The Infinity Resume Builder (iPhone app) essentially brings basic resume creation capabilities to your mobile. It features a series of drop-down menus to help you create your ‘on-the-go’ work experience snapshot.



New Ways to Build a Digital Aviation Resume

10. The Facebook Timeline Edition Resume

One of the more unique and VERY new ways to illustrate your career history is by creating a Facebook timeline edition of your resume. While it may not be the most natural way of showcasing your career, the chronological timeline display and ability to back-date milestones works pretty well.

These were some collection of Resume Builder, which might help you to prepare a unique resume


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Job Title: Aerospace Engineer, AST, Flight Systems Safety

Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Agency:Goddard Space Flight Center

Job Announcement Number:GS12B0065
SALARY RANGE: $89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 to Thursday, April 26, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:GS-0861-13/14
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy(s) - Prince Georges County, MD
This announcement combines a merit promotion and a competitive announcement in one advertisement. Applications will be accepted from status and non-status candidates. Status candidates, including NASA term employees eligible for conversion under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004, will be considered under merit promotion procedures. Non-status candidates will be considered under competitive procedures.


NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Creativity. Ambition. Teamwork. A sense of daring. And a probing mind. That's what it takes to join NASA, one of the best places to work in the Federal Government.

The Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate, System Safety Branch (Code 321) seeks a highly skilled individual to manage system safety programs for major aerospace projects, serve as a technical safety engineering expert, and conduct system safety engineering hazard analysis and studies.


This vacancy announcement is being re-advertised. Applicants who applied under (GS12B0023) do not need to re-apply to be considered.

Please be sure to review your resume on the Resume Review page once you have transferred to the NASA site. Ensure that the correct copy of the resume you have selected has been transferred from your USAJOBS account. If you fail to validate the information in your resume, you may not be appropriately evaluated for this position. Also, please be sure to review and complete the Supplemental Information questions.

To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'resume received - complete.' If your status is 'Application Started,' you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.

(NOTE: For additional information for job seekers with disabilities, please click on the following website,


Position subject to pre-employment background investigation

U.S. citizenship is required.


Announcement will be used for both internal and external applicants.

Internal (Status) candidates will be evaluated as follows:
Resumes will be rated by an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from your resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Based on the competencies you match, you are placed in one of three categories identified as 90, 80, or 70 pt. quality categories, which are defined as:

90 pt. Category - Tentative meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and has experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

80 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

70 pt. Category - Fails to meet criteria described in the 80 pt. category.

Additional application guidance is available in NASA'sApplicant Guide..

For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified.

External (Non-Status) candidates will be evaluated as follows:
Same process as Internal (Status) candidates, with the additional procedures related to Veterans:

The Category Rating Process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed at the top of the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.


NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, click HERE.

Any applicant tentatively selected for this position may be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation.

Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

U.S. citizenship is required



Talent Acquisition Office
Phone: 301-286-3691
Agency Information:
NASA's Resume Operations Center
Mailstop HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL
35812 US

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Internship Programmes for Engineering Students - Guide

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Summer Engineering Internship Programmes

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore hosts summer internship programmes for engineering students from various educational institutions across the country. these programmes are supported by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The selected students are paid a monthly stipend of Rs. 3000 during their period of work at the institute.

Earlier, most interns who take part in the programmes were undergraduates engineering students from various National and Indian Institution of Technology (IITS).

The internship programmes of IISc are free of cost and extend up to three months. Some popular departments of IISc that offer internship programmes are the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Automation and Department of Electrical Engineering, to name a few. Last year, some department received more than ,000 applications each, of which they selected only a few students as interns.

Ten to fifty interns are taken by each department depending on their infrastructure availability. For further details, please visit

One can also directly approach the different organizations mentioned above for details of any internship programmes being offered by them.

Similarly, the Aeronautical Society of India, Hyderabad can also guide one on the internship opportunities available for Aeronautical Engineering students.

For contact details and more information, please visit their website

Aviation Technical Writer Jobs

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 Techpubs Jobs

Technical Writer III Company: Aerotek Aviation

Location: Jacksonville, Florida Category: Aviation Jobs
Rate: $36.00 per Hour
Job Type: Full-Time Posting ID: 2525398

Technical Writer III Job Description:


Technical Writer III writes or revises standardized materials for reports, manuals, catalogs and related technical and administrative publications. This worker accesses manufacturers catalogs, drawings and other data relative to operation, maintenance and service of equipment. This worker will be required to interview production and engineering personnel. This worker may also be required to study blueprints and other technical bulletins.

Ability to communicate accurately and concisely, both orally and in writing. Must be able to read, speak, write legibly and understand the English language.
Must have and display intermediate level knowledge and ability in the use of Microsoft Office programs.
Must be able to type, prepare spreadsheets, build tables and insert same into documents.
Must be able to work independently with minimum management direction or oversight.
Actively supports the Company's safety philosophy and programs
Ensures compliance with required Quality Control policies and inspections.
Assists in the Training Program as required for employees.
Enforces all Company and Government regulations to ensure safety, security and preservation of Government and Company-owned equipment.
Performs other reasonably related incidental duties when directed within the job classification

L-3 Vertex is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E M/F/D/V
Required Skills for Technical Writer III 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

Christopher J Lombard 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 Aviation - Jackson, MS/L3 Vertex
555 Industrial Drive South
Madison, MS 39110 TEL: (601) 607-6082 FAX: (601) 607-6333


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Company Profile
Name Carpatair S.A.

Carpatair is a regional airline providing connections to Italy and Germany, through its hub in Timisoara. Carpatair has also developed its own services (passenger handling, ramp handling, catering), thus controlling almost the entire travel experience offered to its passengers.
Our human resources department is constantly looking for outstanding individuals, with strong professional ambitions. We value and reward excellent results, and would be happy to have you in our team.

Department: Line Maintenance  Reporting to: Line Maintenance Manager  Based in: Chisinau

We are currently looking for suitably qualified candidates for an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer / Technician / Mechanic position to be based at Chisinau. These roles will serve in the Line Maintenance department.

Key Responsibilities:
Work in completing preventive maintenance and work orders generated in the computerized maintenance management system (AMOS)
Perform all aircraft maintenance tasks in accordance with the applicable, approved, current and authorized maintenance program / data / publication
Conduct all work in accordance with applicable standards, specifications, and regulations

Position Requirements:
Minimum 3 years of hands on mechanical and electrical/instrumentation troubleshooting and repair
Must posses and maintain a valid B1.1 / B2 license and be and certified on B 737-300
Demonstrate the ability to work in a team
Able to speak, read and write fluent English
Sound knowledge of aircraft and aeronautical product maintenance, modification and planning documentation

How to apply:

If you want to apply for this position, please click here .

All the information given on the application will be treated confidentially.

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