New York (AirGuideBusiness - Airport Business News North America) Dec 18, 2012
Review: Flight Guide app provides valuable airport information. The Flight Guide application from Airguide Publications features charting and airport information for the iPad. Reviewer Pia Bergqvist rates the app highly for its in-depth airport information. "The airport page includes frequencies, traffic pattern altitudes, recreational information and detailed flight operational information, such as noise abatement procedures and arrival and departure procedures," Bergqvist writes. Dec 15, 2011
T-route extension seen benefiting GA The FAA, in a proposal that AOPA supports as an expansion of efficient routing for general aviation traffic, has issued a notice of proposed rule-making to extend RNAV T-route T-288 westward from the Rapid City, S.D., VOR to the Gillette, Wyo., VOR. The proposed extension would improve efficiency and safety in the area by augmenting the available VOR network, and reducing the miles flown between the two navaids. Dec 15, 2011
Workforce for U.S. airlines increases by 3% in October The workforce for U.S. airlines increased 3% in October compared with the same month last year, the Department of Transportation says. The total number of full-time-equivalent employees reached 389,444 in October, the highest staffing level since April 2009. Dec 14, 2011
Opinion: Massachusetts GA airports contribute to economy New Bedford, Mass., Mayor Scott Lang praises the contribution by municipal airports to the Massachusetts economy. "[O]our local general aviation airports serve as a lifeline for communities throughout the state, allowing local businesses, manufacturers, farmers, medical and law enforcement organizations, and charities to reach residents quickly and efficiently when time is of the essence," writes Lang. SouthCoastToday.com Dec 14, 2011
AAR partners with City Colleges of Chicago to fill skills gaps in aviation AAR has been selected by Mayor Rahm Emanuel 's Office as aviation industry partner for a new education to careers engagement strategy between the City Colleges of Chicago and private business to prepare residents for jobs in high-growth sectors. AAR Chairman and CEO David P. Storch joined Mayor Emanuel for the announcement of the "Colleges to Careers" initiative, which will focus on building industry partnerships for careers in aviation, healthcare, logistics, hospitality and information technology. These high-growth sectors are in need of skilled workers to fill open positions today and to build a pipeline of talent for the future. The initiative will draw on its partners' knowledge and expertise to develop the definitive standard in industry credentials, drive job creation and help increase the competitiveness of Chicago -area companies. "This initiative will have long-term benefits for the viability of Chicago 's future workforce," Storch said. "It also will help to reduce employer costs for education and skills training on the job so that the people we hire are properly trained from Day One." The Mayor's Office highlighted AAR's recent report The Mid-skills Gap in Middle America: Building Today's Workforce and the company's need to fill 600 positions requiring a high degree of specialization and FAA certification. (The report is available at www.aarcorp.com/mid-skills.) The mismatch between available jobs and employee qualifications has delayed hiring at companies poised to participate in the economic and jobs recovery, according to the findings. Under the partnership, AAR will assist with designing curriculum at Olive-Harvey College for A&P mechanic and avionics careers; provide AAR professionals to help teach curriculum and introduce real-world knowledge of the industry; and offer internships, facility tours and interviews for jobs at its facilities in Indianapolis, IN , and Wood Dale, IL. The aerospace mechanics certificate program will be offered at Olive-Harvey starting in the fall of 2012. "The Colleges to Careers initiative is an excellent opportunity for AAR to introduce exciting careers in aviation to the next-generation workforce," Storch said. "It is imperative today that private industry work closely with academic institutions to develop industry-specific curriculum that is in line with business needs so we can put people to work faster. I commend the leadership that Mayor Emanuel and the City Colleges have shown in this effort." There is no precedent for an initiative of this scale between private industry and an academic institution, according to Mayor Emanuel's Office. Other industry partners include BNSF Railway, UPS, Northwestern University Hospital, Walgreens, Baxter and the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. Dec 12, 2011
Maryland Governor Endorses ARINC to Modernize Airports in India Earlier this month, ARINC joined Maryland Governor Martin OOMalley and First Lady Katie OOMalley on a historic trade mission to India with a delegation of more than 100 Maryland business leaders, educators and elected officialsNthe largest-ever trade mission delegation from Maryland. The primary objective of the trade mission was to create new investment opportunities for Maryland businesses looking to enter or expand into Indian markets, and for Indian companies looking to enter U.S. markets by locating in Maryland. One of the highlights of the...