Daily Archives: Jan. 21, 2009

Even now, aviation research and training need support, lawmakers hear

TOPEKA – Despite the lay-offs and economic downturn, now is the time to be investing in aviation research and training, industry leaders told two legislative budget committees today.

“We need to be ready for the comeback,” said Dan Dymarkowski, director of labor relations for Hawker Beechcraft Co., as he explained the importance of the National Center for Aviation Training.

Industry studies still predict aviation manufacturing is going to need about 20,000 trained workers in the next 10 years to accommodate growth and replace retirees, he said. Read More »