Victorville Training Program Gets Country Grant

The airframe and aircraft engine maintenance training program aims to train 150 to 300 mechanics needed each year by 17 airport-based companies.

FedEx Corp. donated a Boeing 727 for the airframe and power plant program and Victor Valley Community College donated a smaller plane. The airport will provide classroom space. The consortium will need to build a hangar at the airport for aircraft maintenance instruction, said Jim Worsham, airport business development and marketing director.

Victorville Aerospace turned away three major projects from airlines and aircraft leasing companies due to the lack of necessary mechanics, Worsham said in February. The companies "wanted maintenance repair overhaul and they {Victorville Aerospace} did not have the work force," he said.

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