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“
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.
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.
The inability of aviation & aerospace manufacturers to find capable employees is reaching critical levels and is anticipate to become more acute in the future.
The aviation/aerospace industry already knows it has a skills gap but the skills needed in the future will require a complete reset of employer-employee relations.