Employees should be aware that the IRS has recently made significant changes in the guidelines for completing your W-4 Tax Form, the Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. This form tells your employer how much you would like for them to withhold from your gross pay for federal tax payments.
Traditionally, airports have an air control tower from where operators guide landing and takeoff of all aircraft. Every airplane scheduled to take off or land must first get clearance from the control tower. Even in modern airports where a few activities are handled remotely, there’s usually an Air Traffic Control (ATC) unit on-site.
Boeing 737 MAX airplanes were grounded in March 2019 following the tragic crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that resulted in the deaths of over 300 people. The specific cause of the disasters has been identified as a glitch in the automated guidance control system that was intended to keep the nose of the airplane properly stabilized.
You already know what happens in the lead up to the holiday season as a personal traveler. With demand sky-high, flight ticket prices go up. The longer you wait, the more you pay in the end.
The contract job market is expanding as the aviation industry continues to grow. Many aviation companies have long recognized the many benefits of choosing proven, experienced contractors to:
Even though work activity in general begins to wind down for the end-of-the-year holiday season, there is still work to be found for those contractors that wants to put a little extra cash in their pocket. These contractors may just have to be a little more diligent at being proactive and keep their eyes on aviation job boards and leverage staffing agencies to local the job openings timely.
Passenger demand in the aviation industry continues to grow. With business and personal travel expansion, the need for more aircraft, facilities, and airline personnel is also increasing.
The aviation industry is grappling with a severe shortage of skilled personnel. According to reports, the US alone will have a deficit of 15,000 certified Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) by 2027. Other reports show that up to 85% of airlines are short on staff.
Aircraft maintenance technicians are the vital caretakers of safety in the aviation industry. Keeping aircraft in top condition, performing regular preventative maintenance, and being able to spot issues before they become serious are the responsibilities of these specialists. Their role in passenger safety is as critical as that of the pilots and crews that operate the aircraft.
As an independent aviation contractor, keeping your credentials current is critical. Opportunities for great jobs in highly desirable locations can pop up with little notice, and your chance to qualify can disappear if you are not prepared to act.