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.