The Aviation Maintenance Technician Shortage

There’s a worldwide shortage of aviation maintenance technicians, and it’s nothing new. For years, the aviation industry has been aware of the growing problem. According to a 2017 report by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), this shortage could be costing the aircraft repair industry as much as 2 billion dollars per year. Although many…

The Evolution of Aviation Maintenance

From the Wright Brothers’ first airplane to today’s Boeing 737, aviation has come a long way in the past 100 years. Where once there was wood and fabric to keep them aloft, aluminum and fiberglass are now the predominant materials, and the only fabric you’ll find is your seat. However, the building materials aren’t the…

Did you know that Helicopters can reach serious heights?

The average altitude for a helicopter to fly at ranges around 12,000 to 15,000 feet. However, the highest recorded flight occurred in 1972 when a pilot took their craft up to 40,820 feet. NCI offers programs for individuals with and without experience, under the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR part 65 and FAR part 147).  Our…