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 opening of applications for two $5 million workforce aviation/aerospace workforce grant programs is a positive move, coming more than two years after the 2018 Reauthorization package calling for their creation. However, it is only the tip of the iceberg on the towering task to promote aviation careers and reform aviation/aerospaceContinue reading “ATEC Illustrates Difficult Path to Education Reform”
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.