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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Congressman Ron Estes (KS-04) today announced they will host an information session on the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection (AMJP) Program with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) AMJP Program Director Elliott Black on Friday in Wichita. Local aviation manufactures are invited to attend to learn more about the AMJP Program and gain helpful insights on the application process.

“The aviation manufacturing industry in Wichita plays a critical role in providing Kansans high-paying jobs and supporting commercial and general aviation across the country,” said Sen. Moran. “I’m pleased the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program is now available to support this industry and their invaluable workforce while recovering from the pandemic, and I look forward to answering questions regarding the program and its application on Friday.”

“The Aviation manufacturing industry is a key economic driver for the Air Capital of the World,” said Rep. Estes. “Sen. Moran and I developed the bipartisan Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program to alleviate some of the impacts from the pandemic on the industry and keep skilled workers in our region. We are excited to host this event to promote, engage and inform industry stakeholders about this program and the application process.”

The program was created by legislation introduced by Sen. Moran and Congressman Estes to provide funding to eligible businesses to pay up to half of their compensation costs for certain categories of employees, for up to six months. In return, businesses are required to make several commitments, including a commitment that they will not involuntarily furlough or lay off employees within that group during the same period.


  • U.S. Senator Jerry Moran
  • Congressman Ron Estes
  • Tom Gentile, Aerospace Industries Association Executive Committee Member/Spirit AeroSystems CEO
  • Paul Feldman, Vice President of Government Affairs at General Aviation Manufacturers Association
  • Elliott Black, U.S. DOT AMJP Program Director
Event Details:
National Center for Aviation Training at WSU Tech
Friday, June 25, 2021
9:30 a.m. CT
Wichita, KS 67226

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Applications for the AMJP Program are currently being accepted through 5:00 p.m. ET on July 13. The DOT estimates that thousands of businesses may be eligible to receive funding through this program. The eligibility criteria include businesses that are actively engaged in aircraft manufacturing, maintenance and repair. For additional details, visit the AMJP Application Process page.

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