Aviation touches the lives of countless South Carolinians in ways that might surprise you. In honor of Aviation Week Aug. 17-23, the South Carolina Aviation Association and the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission will showcase the impact aviation has on the state, its people and the economy.
With more than 100 aerospace-related companies in South Carolina, aviation is a multi-billion-dollar industry and supports more than 70,000 jobs. Aviation and airports in the state contribute millions each year in tax benefits to state and local governments.
A seven-minute video will be released Friday, August 15 showcasing businesses across South Carolina that rely on aviation, both commercial service and general aviation airports, for the efficient transport of people and goods. Among those featured are the Medical University of South Carolina’s MEDUCARE, Columbia resident Tia Sumter, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department, Charleston Florist and Landrum-based Pilots N Paws. The video will be distributed via Facebook and YouTube and aviation-related web sites.
Gov. Nikki Haley has recognized the week of Aug. 17-23 with a proclamation honoring the state’s six commercial service airports, 61 general aviation airports and four busy military airfields. All are essential underpinnings to South Carolina’s diversified business base, growing population and growing tourism industry.
Airports in South Carolina support recreational flying, provide a gateway to communities and tourist attractions, accommodate agricultural spraying, support air cargo and air freight shipments, help law enforcement, support the military and its operations, provide access in times of emergency and support medical needs and the medical profession.
Also during Aviation Week, the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission and the South Carolina Aviation Association will hold the third annual Aerospace Industry Dinner following the Inaugural South Carolina Aerospace Industry Conference from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
For more details on the activities during Aviation Week around the state, contact Katie Koon at 877-359-7222. Visit scaaonline.com and the South Carolina Aviation Association Facebook page.
Boeing executive Dan Mooney will provide the keynote for the Aerospace Industry Dinner on Tuesday, August 19 from 7 pm – 9 pm. The dinner will follow the Inaugural SC Aerospace Conference and Expo.
Dan Mooney is currently the vice president of engineering for the Boeing South Carolina Engineering Design Center, after his appointment in June 2013. Mooney is responsible for guiding the growth and the capability of the newly established design center, as well as overseeing all matters pertaining to staffing, people development, functional excellence, and management of the engineering statement of work for BSC. He reports to Mike Delaney, and is a member of the South Carolina Site Leadership Team.
Prior to coming to South Carolina, Mooney served as the vice president of Aviation Safety and Engineering Function since February 2012, where he was responsible for engineering functional organizations and design centers, product safety activities for all commercial airplanes, as well as the continuous improvement and utilization of the technical workforce and for supply chain management for technical services.
Prior to this position, he was vice president of 787-8 Development, where he led the technical team developing the first member of the all-new 787 Dreamliner family. He had held this position since April 2009.
Previously, Mooney served as vice president of Regulatory Affairs for Commercial Airplanes, with responsibility for key activities associated with government oversight and regulation of Boeing airplanes.
Mooney has served in several positions throughout his career at Boeing, including vice president of the 747/747-8 program, vice president of product development and chief project engineer for the 767 and 757-300 programs. He also served as the Commercial Airplanes technical representative in Washington D.C. As the director of aviation affairs, he was the technical liaison to U.S. government agencies such as NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration as well as to aviation trade associations and professional societies.
Before that, Mooney was involved with the design and analysis of advanced composite structures. He worked on a number of advanced composite development projects, including the 777 empennage and the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft wing.
Mooney joined the company in 1980 as a stress analyst and spent his first year with the company at the Boeing Helicopters division in Philadelphia.
Mooney has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.
The SC Aerospace Conference and Expo is organized by USC’s McNair Center, New Carolina, South Carolina’s Council on Competitiveness, SC Aeronautics Commission and SC Aviation Association.
Join fellow pilots for a weekend of fun as we fly from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Georgia Coast visiting five fantastic airstrips. We’ll kick off the adventure with an overnight camp in the North Carolina Mountains at Tusquittee Landing. The following morning the group will head southeast on a 317 NM adventure, following the rivers and lakes that make up the Georgia and South Carolina border, all the way to the Atlantic. We’ll make several airstrip stops along the route and end the day on the Georgia coast at Berg Park Aerodrome where everyone is encouraged to camp overnight.
Saturday evening dinner will be provided by RAF volunteers for $10/plate. If you plan to dine with us, registration is required so that we’ll be able to plan accordingly.
The proposed route can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2014RAFRRA. The required airstrip owner liability release waivers will be emailed to registrants.
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Wayne County NC is seeking an airport director. Posting date for the job was June 30 and the closing date for applications is July 30. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by fax, at 919-731-1628 or electronically to Kim.email@example.com. Application forms are available in the Human Resources Department and online at www.waynegov.com. Applicants may submit a resume; however, resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.