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  1. Doesn’t surprise me there are now shortages. Many have left through attrition as well as changed careers midstream. I have been an AME in this industry for 39 years now, having been employed in commercial, corporate, as well as government. I’m semi retired now, and enjoyed it for the most part, due to the passion we all have for this industry. It’s sad to see the commercial helicopter industry hasn’t changed much and won’t change, until we as professionals refuse to work under these same conditions that have been around since the 80’s. Companies continue to under bid each other and try to make it throughout the year, partially on the backs of its professional pilots and engineers.
  2. BTW. There will be several openings across Canada in the near future due to a shortage of AME’s created by attrition and retirement. Any interested should make sure their resume is up to date and current on the government site. New 429’s and 412’s to work on, complete with factory courses for successful candidates.
  3. Correct. But it gives a range of salary, typically the government job is lower pay but has added benefits such as the overtime which is used to bolster the salary or taken in additional time off.
  4. ThreePer OT =Overtime. Salaried AME,s recieve overtime for anything beyond their allotted work day of 7.5 hrs, 8.03 or 8.33hrs per day. As per collective agreement.
  5. We're knocking on 90k-100K most years (with 300-400 hrs OT being cashed out). 75% hangar work M-F. with occasional weekend work. 6-12 weeks away each year. Most employees are 10+ yrs experiance,
  6. helikenny

    Daily Rate

    In most of my recent inquiries to various different companies doing various work, looks like $375-$475/day + $50-$80 flt hr. Rate depends on experience and on Heavies, crew chief or 2nd. Rotation is mostly equal time, on/off or whatever your able to negotiate.
  7. Yes the total $ amount is to provide Pilot and AME training,as well as spares and ongoing product support. Most likely be the same deal for the impending a Mediums. Which will most likely be 412EPI's
  8. Product support from MBB and Eurocopter has been less than stellar. Good ridduns. Be glad to see some new iron in the barn.
  9. RIP Grant, many fond memories from the "early" days
  10. Internally, we're hearing the 145T2 will be a major consideration...........both politically and practically. Tho 105's have been around since '85
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