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By Tim Hennagir
Managing Editor 

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August 1, 2022

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A Cessna 411, Beechcraft Model 65, and Swearingen Merlin SA-26T are three airplanes used in Minneapolis College's Aircraft Maintenance Technician program. Overview from above in Minneapolis College's plane hangar area at Building C, at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Aviation recently reviewed key opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Peter Bunce addressed the subcommittee's July 13 meeting, stating the industry is still struggling with filling technically skilled jobs to operate, maintain, and manufacture aircraft.

Bunce said workforce challenges will become even more acute as general aviation evolves through innovation, which will require a workforce that is more diverse.

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