General Atomics, a defense contractor headquartered in San Diego, California, visited NAA’s Tampa Bay campus on Monday, June 19, 2017.
Founded in 1955, General Atomics has long been an innovator in the aviation sector. Large global contracts have secured the company’s need for personnel, which is ever-increasing. William Foster, Airframe and Powerplant Manager, gave presentations to students and team members, detailing the history of the General Atomics and their needs the for future.
General Atomics provides research and manufacturing services for remotely operated surveillance aircraft; including the Predator drones, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies. They are currently recruiting qualified A&P mechanics and avionics technicians – some, from right here at NAA.
The Spring/Summer 2017 edition of Futures explores global trends in aviation maintenance. As the industry continues to grow, career opportunities are available in the United States and beyond. For instance, Adimil Martinez (the NAA alumnus on the issue’s cover) is currently working on VIP helicopters in Dubai. His story illustrates that with hard work and dedication, a world of opportunity can be yours.
Futures is now able to be viewed digitally. Our aim is to expand the reach of the publication, increasing awareness of the aviation maintenance field and the in-demand, high-paying careers that are available.
Articles from this issue include:
- WHAT IS AN A&P?
- A DREAM REALIZED: ADIMIL MARTINEZ SOARS IN DUBAI
- HIGH WAGES & HANDS-ON WORK
- A&P: AN ESSENTIAL FORCE
- HOW TO TRANSITION FROM MILITARY TO MAINTENANCE
- GLOBAL TRENDS IN AVIATION
- INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: DOUG ORR
- ADVANCED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
- WON’T YOU BE MY WINGMAN
Read the magazine in its entirety below:
Aero Club of New England (ACONE), in an effort to assist and promote professional aviation careers, started its scholarship program in 1984 and has awarded scholarships to men and women since 1987, totaling more than $459,000.
Two of ACONE’s 2017 scholarships have been presented to NAA—New England students Daniel Clinton and Hector Diaz. Scholarship winners were chosen based on the merit and performance of individuals who completed a six-part application process and are actively pursuing professional aviation maintenance careers. It is a distinct honor that NAA students were included as recipients.
Congratulations, Daniel and Hector!