2014 Outlook For Aviation Careers Brightens With Looming Pilot And Mechanic Shortages
January 4, 2014
By John Goglia
For some time now, aviation professionals have worried privately that turbulence in the aviation industry – with layoffs, furloughs, wage and benefit cuts affecting wide-swaths of the industry – was going to result in too few men and women choosing to become pilots and mechanics. Combined with a predicted global growth in aviation, the decrease in the numbers of trainees – both civilian and military – is creating what many see as a looming shortage of both pilots and mechanics.Well, in my opinion, that shortage may have arrived. As I travel around the country speaking with aviation professionals seeking to fill jobs in all types of aviation – from general aviation to corporate to air taxi and airline – the fretting these days is real. Almost everyone seeking to fill a pilot or mechanic opening has remarked on the difficulty of finding qualified applicants.
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