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WEBSITE: www.mohawkcollege.ca
FACILITIES: Fennell Main
Campus; STAART Stoney Creek
Campus; Hamilton International
Airport Facility

WHAT THEY DO:
Aviation technician programs specializing in aircraft
maintenance and aircraft structures.

FACULTY: 15

FOUNDED: 2010 (aviation program)

AEA MEMBER SINCE: 2010

STUDENTS: 81

A

t Mohawk College in Ontario, Canada, aviation
avionics at the school’s Hamilton International Airport
students tackle the restoration of a Boeing 727
facility, 15 minutes southeast.
business jet. For these young learners, it’s handsAccording to Laurie, the college’s professors and
on experience with autopilot, transponder and ILS/VOR/
instructors have extensive industry experience, providing
comm testing, FMS database loading, inspecting and
insight and context beyond the textbooks.
repairing wire bundles, and more.
“Our structures program is the only two-year, postEvery semester offers something
new. Previously, students have
focused on fully rebuilding a Bell 206
Students helped restore a Boeing 727 business jet donated last year by
JetRanger helicopter and restoring its
Kelowna Flightcraft, a Canadian aircraft service center.
military counterpart, the Bell Kiowa.
“These projects are completely
student driven,” said Robert
Laurie, an instructor and the
person responsible for training at
the aviation school. “The Kiowa is
owned by the Canadian Warplane
Heritage Museum and was in need
of TLC, windows and door repairs,
and a major inspection and clean up.
Every year there is a major aircraft
project that lets students complete
an aircraft restoration, putting the
aircraft back into 90 to 100 percent
non-flying operational status.”
Currently,
the
maintenance
students receive four semesters of
avionics training, excluding bench
or box overhaul, focused mostly
on troubleshooting and removing
defective line replaceable units.
Students split their time 60-40 between hands-on
secondary program that offers courses in aviationtraining and classroom learning, and attend courses at
specific NDT, welding, painting and refinishing as well
several locations. They learn about non-destructive testing
as advanced composites,” Laurie said.
and materials and composites at Mohawk’s main campus,
The Transport Canada-approved program is accredited
located about 78 kilometers west of famed Niagara
by the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace.
Falls and an hour southwest of Toronto. Sheet metal and
Both aviation technician programs (one in maintenance
composite repair is taught at the school’s nearby Stoney
and one in structures) net students a two-year Ontario
Creek Campus with its Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship
College Diploma.
Research, Resources and Training Institute. Students
take courses on heavy and line maintenance, as well as
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Avionics News August 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News August 2013

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Equipped Like New
Member Profile
Measured Growth and AEA Membership
Avionics News Through the Years
Should an iPad be in Your Toolbox?
AEAviators
A Conversation With...
Member Profile
Before & After
Meet the AEA Board of Directors
Seven Habits of Effective Avionics Dealers
Business Basics
Higher Education Leads to Rewarding Career in Avionics
NextGen Plan Highlights General Aviation Role
Legal Ease
AEA Announces Scholarship Winners for 2013-14
AEA Educational Foundation Scholarship List for 2014-15 Academic Year
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
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Avionics News August 2013 - Equipped Like New
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Avionics News August 2013 - Member Profile
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Avionics News August 2013 - Measured Growth and AEA Membership
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Avionics News August 2013 - Avionics News Through the Years
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Avionics News August 2013 - Should an iPad be in Your Toolbox?
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Avionics News August 2013 - AEAviators
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Avionics News August 2013 - A Conversation With...
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Avionics News August 2013 - Member Profile
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Avionics News August 2013 - Before & After
Avionics News August 2013 - Meet the AEA Board of Directors
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Avionics News August 2013 - Seven Habits of Effective Avionics Dealers
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Avionics News August 2013 - Business Basics
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Avionics News August 2013 - Legal Ease
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Avionics News August 2013 - NextGen Plan Highlights General Aviation Role
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Avionics News August 2013 - AEA Announces Scholarship Winners for 2013-14
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Avionics News August 2013 - AEA Educational Foundation Scholarship List for 2014-15 Academic Year
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Avionics News August 2013 - What's New
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