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”
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”
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.
FA/AW News takes a look at AOPA’s You Can Fly program and the extraordinary difference it is making. It also covers other programs reaching into the community to connect kids with aviation and aerospace.
By Kathryn B. Creedy 15 minute read Education reform needed to develop interdisciplinary talent Corporations and educators must remove silos Companies already taking interdisciplinary approach to OJT for better outcomes Changing curriculum is massive challenge Traditional college degree or certification focus? Wholistic approach needed to solve technical, social and economic issues raised by deployment ofContinue reading “Industry, Academia Must Break Down Silos to Develop Future Workforce”
By Kathryn B. Creedy Airlines are not the only piloting career Freight, business aviation doing well Growing interest in flight training, small aircraft Training companies adapt Advanced Air Mobility may impact demand Furloughs impact recurrent training Resources to help pilots cope Hat tip to Aviation Week for Friday’s webinar looking at the pandemic’s impact onContinue reading “AvWeek Pilot Webinar Reveals Career, Training Concerns”
Litte progress has been made in increasing diversity in aviation & aerospace. Now we know why and what to do about it.
Officials at advanced air mobility (AAM/UAM), eVTOL, hybrid and hydrogen power, Large Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (LUCA) and commercial space companies are already worried they face a lack of qualified maintenance workers as their technologies become operational. They are concerned, with current curricula and traditional MRO practices, they will not find the services and skills necessary to support their industries. In response, aviation maintenance schools are listening and beginning now to ensure they are ready.