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”
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”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Few understand the massive task ahead as the aviation/aerospace industries work on DE&I programs and what it means in creating a Just Culture.
Airline and union policies hamper industry efforts to increase diversity in the global pilot corps. We know what it will take to change but the political will is not their because it is still a numbers game.