The WATS 2023 Maintenance Conference featured a myriad of thoughtful presentations on topics such as human factors in maintenance, installing a safety culture, virtual reality vs. instructor-led training and resilience. Robert W. Moorman provides the highlights from the two days in Florida.
US House of Representatives Jimmy Panetta, Mike Collins, Mike Kelly, and Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Steve Cohen introduced the Aviation Workforce Development Act, a bill to make training at FAA-certified commercial pilot and aircraft maintenance technician schools a qualified expense for existing 529 Plans.
Miami-Dade County officials will provide financial support for a new professional and technical training center, headed by a record-breaking pilot, and focused on preparing students for careers in business aviation and other fields.
Applications are now open until 28 February for the 2023 Southwest Airlines Scholarship to students across the country with a career interest in the airline industry — whether that interest is in frontline operations, maintenance, corporate roles, or the many roles in between.
The goal of this partnership is to ease the financial burden of students interested in entering a career in aviation, developing a promising pipeline, and cultivating a strong workforce to support the growth of the industry.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s North Texas Job Corps Center will partner with US Aviation Academy to train the next generation of aviation maintenance technicians via a new Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics Advanced Training Program.