According to the Dayton Daily News, GE Aviation has been awarded a $1 billion contract from the Air Force to further develop engines for sixth-generation fighter jets.
The engine program will support jobs for 400 engineers. GE Aviation employs about 9,000 people in the Cincinnati/Dayton region.
This piece from Runway Girl Network profiles Wendy Francette-Willaims, the CEO of the Grenada Airpots Authority.
Francette-Williams has had a long career in aviation, becoming the first Caribbean woman to win a Chartered Institute of Transport (CIT) place through examination.
She also became the only woman to graduate from the CIT with a degree in international transport management and has held a number of integral roles in the Caribbean aviation industry.
On June 17th India released a new national aviation policy to help prepare the country’s infrastructure for a projected 20% growth in annual traffic through 2020.
“Ministry of Civil Aviation secretary Rajiv Nayan Choubey called June “a fun month,” while admitting challenges of implementation lay ahead and that “nuts and bolts” of the policy still required fine-tuning. “We are concerned that if we fall behind our growth curve, we will face civil aviation slumps,” he said. “We have told OEMs to bring in an attractive leasing package [for small players]. This will help regional connectivity take off.” Embraer has forecast India could absorb 100 of its E2 narrowbodies within the next decade.”
The Albuquerque Journal writes about the Double Eagle Aviation Adventure summer program that gives teens hands-on experience to prepare for careers in aviation.
High school students between the ages of 14 and 17 get the opportunity to learn from experienced pilots during the program.
Students work through preflight checklists, test fuel samples and learn about concepts like riveting, maintenance, avionics and radio practices.
“The International Aviation College, Ilorin, on Friday said it had graduated 80 categories of pilots since the establishment of the Institution five years ago.”
“The Rector of the College, Capt. Abdulmumin AbdulKareem, disclosed this at a reception for the 3rd Batch of 10 students’ Pilot Course from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).”
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