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.

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

1st AOPA HS Curriculum Grads, Coordination Needed with Education Programs

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.

Opinion: Industry Facing Daunting Changes to Win Future Workforce

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.

Aviation’s Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, and out on the ramp, Not an airplane was stirring, not even a Champ The aircraft were fastened to tie downs with care, In hopes that — come morning — they all would be there. The fuel trucks were nestled, all snug in their spots, With gusts from two-forty atContinue reading “Aviation’s Night Before Christmas”

FAA Clears Santa for Annual Flight

Editor’s Note: This was published in 1998 when I worked for FAA Public Affairs Washington, DC — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cleared Santa Claus for his annual Christmas flight after certifying his fire-engine-red sleigh. Registered in the North Pole as NP-HoHoHo, the sleigh is an all-metal sleigh-craft powered by nine reindeer. In a bidContinue reading “FAA Clears Santa for Annual Flight”

Making Aviation/Aerospace Workforce Programs More Effective

By Kathryn B. Creedy 12-minute read Workforce development programs not as effective as they should be Tectonic social & economic shifts are driving workforce changes Companies add social justice to social responsibility for more success Aviation & Aerospace lag behind other industries How to build the cultural shifts needed for tomorrow’s workforce Crowd Sourcing Alert:Continue reading “Making Aviation/Aerospace Workforce Programs More Effective”

AvWeek Pilot Webinar Reveals Career, Training Concerns

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”