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October 10, 2018

The Guns and Pistols were blazing at the Virginia Beach Aero Skills Finals (for Mid-Atlantic Region); rivet guns and pistol drills that is. What started out with only a few competitors on the Wednesday prior to the event, quickly saw seven competitors raring to go by Friday between Junior and...

September 18, 2018

It was a wet and cool day for the competition hut the tempretature inside was hot and furious as the competitors took in seven different rounds of competition; four rounds with their selected teams of two for the Exhibition events, and three rounds individualy to determine the TOP GUN for...

September 11, 2018

The Ukraine is becoming a hotbed of drone conflict. But this bizarre homemade UAV is something else.

The drone hung up in a tree near the Ukrainian village of Gorbivtsi. When border patrol officers got the thing down, it was clear this was no small recreational aircraft. The quadcopter...

September 04, 2018

The U.S. Navy has selected Boeing to build the service’s first operational carrier-based drone. The MQ-25 Stingray will be a tanker with some ability to conduct intelligence-gathering missions that will extend the range of the rest of the carrier’s aircraft, allowing them to fly and fight at...

August 28, 2018

A new patent from IBM could bring new meaning to instant coffee. The patent describes a drone that could detect when a person is tiring and fly over with a cup of coffee on demand—so no need to worry if yours is the one street corner without a Starbucks.

In its patent,...

August 21, 2018

When you see a plane with a 385-foot wingspan that can launch rockets mid-flight, it's hard not to get excited about human ingenuity when it comes to reaching space.

Now Stratolaunch Systems, the maker of that beastly megaplane (also named Stratolaunch), is giving the world a closer look...

August 14, 2018

Air traffic controllers are professionally unruffled.

“They try to help pilots in emergency situations in their thought process,” says Jerry Wolfe, a professor in aviation...

August 07, 2018

The Institute of Mechanics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences is building a factory for the commercial production of hypersonic engines, a game-changing technology with both military and civilian applications.

The institute's scramjet lead scientist, Fan Xuejun,...

July 30, 2018

 

Aero Skills Top Gun Competitors Left to Right: Devon McGregor, Gabriela Rodriguez Gil, Christopher Munger, Dan Oelrich, Michael Marshall, Erick Beltran, Jandre Smit, and Ray Wanner.

The Aero Skills season is here and was kicked off in a fantastic way in the heart of downtown...

July 17, 2018

Photo by Laurie Goossens

July 12, 2018 - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 will be host to a powerful collection of U.S. Air Force air power unlike anything that has been seen in Oshkosh in years past, according to EAA Director of Flight Operations Dennis Dunbar.

“The...

July 10, 2018

"9 cities, 14 days, and close to 2,000 miles in promotional support of ATG Aero Skills Tournaments: To those businesses and schools visited, thank you for receiving me. Also, I want to give a supportive shout-out to the Work Campers I met along the way."

There are hackathons,...

July 03, 2018

The FAA has cleared the "special conditions" whipped up from scratch for the novel wings.

The upcoming Boeing 777x is set to be the largest twin-engine jet in the world, with a 108-foot-...

June 27, 2018

To the extent practical, in northern hemisphere markets summer is for flying, and fall is for maintenance. But locking in those fall slots now may be a wise move.

It increasingly looks like maintenance prices are headed for increases in fall, mostly due to the supply-demand balance, when...

June 21, 2018

The First Aero Skills National Final is in the books!! On Saturday January 27, 2018, at the AIM Aviation Institute of Maintenance, in Las Vegas Nevada, a dozen of the country’s Top Gun aircraft tradespeople, squared off to determine who would be the First National Champion for the Aero Skills...

June 20, 2018

Aircraft Technologies Group (ATG) is excited to announce the July 7th launch of two new programs for the skilled trades market; solutions to combat the impending skills gap crisis and provide technicians to fill the ever-expanding growth in the industry.

Jay Logie, founder and CEO of ATG...

June 15, 2018

Ikhana was equipped with a number of detect and avoid technologies.

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft on Tuesday successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft. The UAV departed from the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center...

June 07, 2018

CAPE CANAVERAL - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early June 4, blazing through balmy Florida night-time skies to deliver a...

May 25, 2018

The workforce shortage is the central driving factor in MRO capacity and workload management.

Brett Levanto | May 15, 2018

I once read a book on leadership that instructed business leaders to ensure that “the one big...

March 22, 2018

A new report finds that technical schools have ample capacity to help fill a widening gap between the demand for qualified maintenance employees and the number of new employees joining the industry. Tapping into female markets and guiding more newly trained candidates to aviation jobs offer two...

November 01, 2017

AERO SKILLS REGIONALS HEADS TO VIRGINIA BEACH FOR ROUND 3 OF THE 2017 FINALS
 
Aviation NETWorX and AIM, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, our event sponsor, is pleased to announce the AERO SKILLS Regional Finals at the Military Aviation...

January 25, 2017

A Riveting time had by ALL!

The Aero Skills Tournament (AST) reports winners on the 4th stop on the US Aircraft Structures Tour from last week – the TOP GUN Event at the CR Smith Museum in Dallas Texas.

It was an excellent opportunity and real eye...

December 20, 2016

The Aero Skills Tournament (AST) reports winners on the 3rd stop on the US Aircraft Structures Tour from last week – the TOP GUN Event in Miami Florida.

 
It was an excellent opportunity and real eye opener where many witnessed the first Aero Skills in Southern...

December 08, 2015

Welcome to Aviation NETworX!!Thanks for taking the time to check out the new Aviation NETworX platform – almost 5 years in the making. Limited are the days of the classified job ads and posting resumes. A whole new way of thinking so to keep you working, when and where you wish. In addition to...