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Expanding Needs In a sentiment echoed throughout the industry, the National Business Aviation Association wrote: “The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) National Employment Matrix predicts the number of “aircraft pilots, copilots and flight engineers” in this country will grow from 103,500 to 114,900 (11.1 percent) between 2010 and 2020. The BLS also predicts that the pilot and flight engineer workforce within the airline sector will grow from 70,800 to 75,300 (6.4 percent). Notably, the...
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Coming of age in the CIS

On April 3rd and 4th Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Mugla, Turkey, hosted a conference exploring the key issues of Tourism, Safety and Travel Security. In attendance were various experts in the fields of tourism, safety and aviation security, including Mr. Selcuk Kileci, CEO Aktau International Airport, Kazakhstan and MS. Meruyert Zholdybaeva. Marketing & Quality Manager at Aktau International Airport, Aktau, Kazakhstan. During the conference, this author had both the opportunity, and the pleasure, to sit down...
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International aviation training show

Fast growing Aviation Markets like the Middle East are coming under phenomenal pressure to find the personnel to maintain its expansion plans. The region’s Air force modernization plans has also created major requirement to train its pilots and technical workforce with a view to maintaining their fleet and are spending in billions to provide adequate training to its personnel. For the First time ever an international Aviation training show (IATS) incorporating both Civil and Military...
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AVSEC CENTER debuts first AVSEC social network

I’d like to invite all my aviation professional colleagues and friends to come explore our new Avsec-Center.org website.  Not only is it the first civil aviation security and Emergency Response social network but it will be a repository for all your professional resources, including our interactive Distance Learning Center. In the Library section you’ll find Microsoft Word Templates, PowerPoint Presentations, and documents and worksheets that you can repurpose however you’d like! The Library Section will...
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AVSEC CENTER debuts first AVSEC social network

I’d like to invite all my aviation professional colleagues and friends to come explore our new Avsec-Center.org website.  Not only is it the first civil aviation security and Emergency Response social network but it will be a repository for all your professional resources, including our interactive Distance Learning Center. In the Library section you’ll find Microsoft Word Templates, PowerPoint Presentations, and documents and worksheets that you can repurpose however you’d like! The Library Section will...
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Training: Is it all about the money?

Introduction Historically, when confronted with a need for professional development training, airline and airport administrators immediate knee jerk reaction is “…and how am I supposed to pay for that”? The reality is many administrators and managers need to polish up their skills in understanding what classroom or online professional development programs truly cost in today’s marketplace.  Even though many have the web skills and technical savvy necessary to research online curriculum (as found in the...
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New Spranza website rolls out

Visit Spranza.com to check out our new website optimized for mobile devices as well. The new AVSEC-Center.org website - which will include our Interactive Distance Learning Center, member library and much more rolls out next month!
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H7N9: A Reminder of things to come

On April 1st, Health Officials in China confirmed the deaths of two men due to the H7N9 strain of avian flu.  Many of us remember the precautionary measures taken in Asia and at major global airports following the Swine flue and H5N1 outbreaks of several years ago.  “Many epidemiologists regard densely populated parts of China and Southeast Asia, where farmers often live in close quarters with pigs and poultry, as regions where conditions are ideal...
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Creating dynamic in-house training

For most airport and airline employees being told to attend a “training Day” whether initial or mandatory re-training is accepted and feared as much as a trip to the Dentist or an annual colonoscopy. The thought of an instructor muddling through and too often  droning on with what appears to be an endless stream of PowerPoint’s (often recreated from a manual text and appearing as a cascade of book like pages in a seemingly never...
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New Assessment Packages available from Spranza LLC and the AVSEC Center Consortium

Spranza in conjunction with members of the AVSEC Center Consortium announce the immediate availability of a low cost service designed to assist airport and airline management in complying with today’s International Standards and Practices for aviation security (AVSEC), emergency response and Safety Systems Management (SMS). The service package encompasses a detailed examination of airport or airline documentation, written policies and procedural practices, while providing a comprehensive written report – complete with Corrective Actions Statement. With...
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