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June 24, 2023

Pratt and Whitney Announces Georgia Expansion

$206-Million Invested in Columbus Campus

Storied aero-engine marque and Raytheon subsidiary Pratt & Whitney has announced a $206-million expansion of its Columbus, Georgia campus. Undertaken for purpose of upping production of critical components for Pratt & Whitney military and commercial engines, the endeavor promises to create as many as four-hundred jobs in Georgia’s second-largest city.

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Airbus to Recruit 13,000 Employees in 2023

High-Times in Toulouse

Airbus, the European multinational aerospace consortium and—owing to Boeing’s precipitous fall from agency—the world’s largest manufacturer of airliners, announced during 2023’s Paris Air-Show that it looks to fill 13,000 positions occasioned by unprecedented demand for its products.

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ALPA and RAA Square off Over Thune Amendment

Reason vs Rationale

As the U.S. Senate considers 2023’s FAA Reauthorization Bill, a proposed amendment to the legislation submitted by South Dakota Republican Senator John Thune has proved a point of acrimonious contention between aviation industry stakeholders. In a rousing letter to the U.S. Senate et al., ALPA president Captain Jason Ambrosi argued persuasively that Thune’s amendment—formally, the Thune Enhanced Qualification Program (EQP) Amendment—gravely and incontrovertibly threatens aviation safety.

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CAE Releases 2023 Aviation Talent Forecast

Young Aviators and A&Ps Rejoice

CAE released its 2023 aviation talent forecast at the Paris Air-Show. All told, the company anticipates continuing growth across the global commercial and business aviation sectors will, over the coming decade, occasion need for 1.3-million new aviation professionals—pilots, cabin-crew, and aircraft maintainers in particular. Additionally, CAE’s ten-year study estimates the commercial and business aviation segments—to offset retirement, attrition, and ongoing expansion of their markets—will be required to recruit and train 1.18 million and 106,000 support personnel respectively.

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Boom Supersonic CEO Remains Optimistic

Fast Enough for 2029 FAA Certification?

Notwithstanding developmental setbacks, pervasive doubt about the viability of commercial supersonic flight, and the fact his company is now three-and-a-half years into its planned ten-year developmental period and has neither an airframe nor an engine to show for it, Scholl asserts he remains confident Boom’s 2029 target for Overture’s FAA certification remains realistic.

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Equivu Capital Launches NextGen Deicing

Deicing Firm Boasts Top Talent and Tech

Private investment firm Equivu Capital Holdings announced on that it had launched NextGen Deicing, a full-service aircraft deicing concern headed up by aviation industry veteran Jon Savage. NextGen Deicing strives to ensure every aircraft it treats departs safely and without delay. The company’s emphasis on employee safety is evinced by a comprehensive training program and the very-best, eminently proven aircraft deicing technologies.

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