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Tom Reed Went From Being a Customer to Helping Them

Tom Reed Went From Being a Customer to Helping Them

It’s a bright Thursday morning in early June and Customer Manager Tom Reed has a busy day ahead of him. The biggest item on the schedule: a final cabin inspection with representatives of JetBlue. The cabin layout to be inspected just happens to be the airline’s newest, called the “Mint […]

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For Susan Drews, Aviation is a Family Affair

For Susan Drews, Aviation is a Family Affair

On a sunny day in San Diego, California, Tim Strachan took his young family aboard the USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.  A welder in the US Navy, Mr. Strachan knew a thing or two about the many aircraft that lined the decks of the “Big E,” as […]

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How a P-51 Mustang Got Wes Alberts Into Flying

How a P-51 Mustang Got Wes Alberts Into Flying

Wes Alberts, in Flight Test Operations, remembers the first time aviation made a big impression on him. It was at an air show in middle Tennessee, where it just so happened The U.S. Navy Blue Angels were performing. “My grandfather took us. He was a loadmaster and a crew chief […]

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Brookley Field and Steven Brown go way back.

Brookley Field and Steven Brown go way back.

If you could go back in time to the 1960s, when Brookley Aeroplex was an active Air Force base, you might see Quality Assurance Lead Steven Brown as a young man, riding his bicycle around the grounds. “I actually grew up across the street from here. I was a member […]

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Valerie Castrillon never gave up on her dream

Valerie Castrillon never gave up on her dream

Engineer Valerie Castrillon knows the meaning of perseverance–in three languages. Born and raised in Lima, Peru Valerie had no idea that a career in aerospace engineering was in her future. After moving to the U.S., and becoming president of her school’s Phi Betta Kappa chapter, she happened to meet astronaut […]

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The Navy prepared Ryane Dedeaux for Airbus job

The Navy prepared Ryane Dedeaux for Airbus job

If you grew up in Long Beach, Mississippi and never ventured outside the state until the age of 20, it would be easy to be intimidated to take the of Tool Room Attendant at the FAL. After all, you’re constantly working to keep track of $5,000 tools, and to ensure they […]

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Megan Large was bitten by the travel bug young

Megan Large was bitten by the travel bug young

Chalk it up to the fact that she grew up near an airport, or maybe it was the decade she spent in the aviation travel industry, but Megan Large loves to travel. A Ground Handling Specialist, Megan, can run down a list of far-flung places that top her list. But the […]

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For Dan Clipper, building new aircraft never gets old.

For Dan Clipper, building new aircraft never gets old.

After more than two decades working on older aircraft at an MRO facility (maintenance, rework, overhaul), Dan Clipper said he’s glad to be working on clean, brand new airplanes. “It makes me happier. I like this position—a new environment, working on new aircraft. Seeing them fly and deliver. It’s better,” Dan said. […]

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