By Kathryn B. Creedy If there is one thing aviation and aerospace education needs is wrangling the chaos that is the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of programs across the United States, into cohesive whole, building on one another to plug the gaps between programs. It must lead each student to the next step from kindergarten toContinue reading “AEPA To Create National Mosaic of Aviation/Aerospace Education”
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Analysis: Youth Task Force Presents Daunting Challenges but Energizing Solutions
By Kathryn B. Creedy 15-minute read Recommendations include: The Youth Access to Aviation Jobs in America Task Force (YIATF) set out the herculean tasks needed to turn the great recommendations from its just released report into reality. Reading the YIATF report is as daunting as it is hopeful, but no one said this “moon shot”Continue reading “Analysis: Youth Task Force Presents Daunting Challenges but Energizing Solutions“
Analysis: Republic Pilot Training Proposal Deserves Thorough Hearing￼
By Kathryn B. Creedy Editor’s Note: In an effort to independently determine the requirements of the of the Pilot Certification and Qualification Requirements for Air Carrier Operations and the Airline Safety & FAA Extension Act (Public Law No: 111-216 (08/01/2010) and whether the negative reactions to Republic’s proposal are justified, I reviewed the following: RepublicContinue reading “Analysis: Republic Pilot Training Proposal Deserves Thorough Hearing￼”
Analysis: WIAAB Cites Culture as Driving Women from Aviation
By Kathryn B. Creedy In its report, published Tuesday, the government’s Women in Aviation Advisory Board (WIAAB) cited culture as the biggest barrier to attracting and retaining women in the industry. While this may not be news, to have culture identified as the over-riding issue in keeping women at bay, may mean something will actuallyContinue reading “Analysis: WIAAB Cites Culture as Driving Women from Aviation”
Industry Falling Short of 6,000 AMTs Annually to Meet Demand
By Kathryn B. Creedy The challenges of meeting the demand for aviation maintenance technicians just became a lot tougher, according to Aviation Institute of Maintenance Executive Vice President Joel English, who cautioned while there is theoretical capacity to produce enough technicians, there are roadblocks, because only about half graduate or pursue certification. “The Boeing TechnicianContinue reading “Industry Falling Short of 6,000 AMTs Annually to Meet Demand”
PBS, NAHF Offer Unique Aviation Education Opportunity
By Kathryn B. Creedy The National Aviation Hall of Fame and PBS partnered to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to an aviation/aerospace industry struggling with workforce shortages and creating pipelines for future workforce needs. Aviation organizations from airlines to manufacturers, MROs, and the aviation/aerospace alphabet-soup groups in Washington need to grab on to this golden opportunityContinue reading “PBS, NAHF Offer Unique Aviation Education Opportunity”
Airline, Aerospace Make Forbes Diversity List
US aviation/aerospace companies risk losing competitiveness without diversity and new immigration policies. Business leaders make strong case for expanding pipelines to those with criminal records. Trends in 2021 hiring provide insight into what global companies are doing including job seekers including companies not meeting DE&I goals. It also shows diverse employees are leaving to start their own companies after treatment by former employers.
Building the Workforce Part IV
Global MRO workforce down only 3% from Covid but more work needed to attract more including incrased government spending on education to regain industry competitiveness, more advanced tech in aviation schools. Industry also needs to reset needs based on new tech.
Building the Workforce Part III
Aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul businesses are seeing hiring recovery and more demand for aviation technical school graduates. Studies show where recovery is, the skills needed for the future and the changes we’ll see as the result of technology.
Analysis: Pilot Shortage 2.0 on Horizon Unless Airlines Act
Study warns airlines to start training now to avert new pilot shortage. More than pilots nearing retirement took early outs. 30,000 expected to abandon airline pilot career. Booming flight schools provide important pipeline. Career projection unlike anything we’ve seen. Training funding still biggest barrier