With a team of more than 12,000 professionals, United Airline Technical Operations has been involved in ATEC for about seven years and considers it one of its more valuable partners, according to Senior Manager Tech Operations Matt Fortin.
“ATEC is an extremely valuable resource for United Airlines and for the collective industry,” he said. “The issues they fight for, the initiatives they drive, the investments they are making means ATEC is a powerhouse promoting awareness, driving solutions, and fighting for the best interests of technical schools and organizations.”
United has over 80 year's experience in the airline maintenance industry and, in addition to seeing to its own fleet and operations, it has more than 40 customers worldwide that have contracted for the United quality of maintenance. The Tech Ops team numbers more than 8,900 aviation maintenance technicians and inspectors and more than 3,900 engineers and support employees. It has more than 40 line stations – the largest network of its kind – and a 2.9 million-square-foot maintenance center in San Francisco. It has a complete array of specialities including landing gear, composites, components, engines, line maintenance and AOG/GEM.
Fortin is looking forward to the upcoming ATEC Annual Conference and cited many reasons for United’s participation. “Networking, education and promoting United Airlines are important,” he said. “But there are so many valuable breakout sessions and engagement opportunities during the event. Every aviation company and technical school should circle this date on their calendars!”
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