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Unread post02 Oct 2007, 20:31

Points of Contact for Aviation Related Jobs

Recently at the F-16 and MAPA World Wide Aircraft, many companies were displaying their support systems and I talked with many of these folks, many were hiring.

They are located all over the place, I‘ll give you contacts, you do the rest and Good Luck

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I have provided a slue of contacts for employment…if any pan out. Let me know – you owe me a beer!
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Unread post02 Oct 2007, 21:59

Thats cool Meathook, you can never have to many opportunities.
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Unread post02 Oct 2007, 23:35

I agree...I hope it works out for whoever might use them
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Unread post04 Oct 2007, 13:35

Meathook

I have a question about Commercial vs. Military basic MX and servicing requirements.
Are there any major differences in the Government’s requirement and similar requirements found in the commercial services?
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Unread post04 Oct 2007, 14:03

I have found the commercial side often takes the military requirements as a basic rule and modifies those concepts to suit an existing requirement(with permissions of course).

Many times as we see often, a military contractor (for example) and their maintenance practices and concepts often are accepted and introduced into daily USAF practices (or military technical data and service) based on equipment they develop.

For example, the F-16, the company developed the technology, technical data and its use, we the USAF adopted it, it is proven and works on a specific system.

I found it goes both ways very, very often (of course it depends on the system being utilized or piece of hardware, equipment in question). Often, the guidelines and procedural checks are modified as required, it goes back and forth - I see it daily, it all depends on the equipment but more often, the basic information is used, tailored to a specific environment with approval from the USG.

Liability becomes an issue too, if the system is a government approved or funded project, then the military guidelines come into play, if a contractor is developing, then of course, their data is utilized until it becomes the property of the USG. Often, commercial airports serving military aircraft, the USG provides the information required for servicing and minor maintenance.

Many commercial companies utilize USG information for their own product support often under existing USG contracts...etc. Do you have something more specific in mind?
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Unread post04 Oct 2007, 14:58

What standards are used most often by USG contractors working on USG equipment ? Example
FAA, ANSI, AF or their own combination from these or other agencies?
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Unread post04 Oct 2007, 15:36

I have found a combination of all the above (at times)..normally - if it is USAF related equipment, they follow and get authorization to utilize existing USAF technical data.

We see it all the time at the Depots...
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Unread post04 Oct 2007, 16:07

I thought that was the case. Thanks
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Unread post04 Oct 2007, 16:10

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Unread post04 Oct 2007, 16:33

Great thread Meathook.
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Unread post04 Oct 2007, 16:35

I hope it helps a few folks out, its a good start (if anything).

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Unread post05 Oct 2007, 15:00

Dude! COOL! What a great thing to do... (no sarcasm) Though, I'm curious, when & where was this party- er, conference? Did alotta people attend, or did all the recruiters sit around tapping their pencils saying, "Hmmm. Where's all da crew dawgs?"

Always amazed how many announcements don't get out- Like, when CBPO would close for a "training day". The nasty note on the locked front door always said, "AS ADVERTISED, this office is closed today for training". Yeah, nice. Where did they advertise it? Just on this glass door, yesterday at 15:30? Great, my jets' coming back in twenty minutes, might JUST have time to choke down a nastyburger from el roacha coacha... :lol:
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Unread post05 Oct 2007, 15:15

Actually, this event known as the F-16 World Wide Review (is not what you had in mind or thought possibly, it is not the type of thing you might have been thinking about) it is designed for the Foreign Military Sales side of the house.

The majority of the "vendors, contractors" who support or sell technology to Foreign Governments and Foreign Air Forces participate in this event are of US origin but many foreign vendors participate too.

The USAF F-16 Maintainers Conference is normally in May or June time frame - the two don't mix and that event is stricky business for the USAF, Guard and Reserves (not the party atmosphere like the WWR)...not even close - pure business for that one and no exhibits are displayed for the USAF event.

However, some the same Contractors and Vendors whine up attending both because of the hopes of developing new contracts, equipment sales or system upgrades or enhancements. As it turns out, the support and equipment availability varies based on block and upgrades, but the support of the F-16 collectively remains available to all the worlds Air Forces (within reason and State Department allowances).

The F-16 WWR is a great fun time, filled with exhibits and product support opportunities for the foreign aircraft users sponsored by Odgen Air Logistic Center....many briefings, tours of facilities and whatnot are available so the foreign Air Forces see how their money is spent for their product support, overhaul and production efforts - of course there are some fun parties and outdoor events to be enjoyed by all.

Its a great time to "network" and get those business cards and make those "contacts" here and there for existing or up-coming projects.

All nations who we do business with are invited but it is generally geared towards the FMS side of the house, Normally about 44 Nations attend (supporting aircraft like the F-4, F-5, F-15, F-16, Fighter types globally) with hundreds of foreign visiting Officers, Enlisted and Government Representatives..I really enjoy it.

Although this event is mainly geared towards the F-16, the Aging Aircraft (MAPA - F4,s F-5.. etc) Division also have their Conference at the same time allowing for all nations to meet with product support contractors and vendors supporting their issues.
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