Soaring demand for skilled aviation techs expected

Global Business

Boeing has predicted that the number of aviation maintenance technicians in demand will increase to 600,000 by 2031.
CCTV America’s Nitza Soledad Perez visited an aviation school in Miami that has plans to help meet airline industry demand.

Soaring demand for skilled aviation techs expected

Soaring demand for skilled aviation techs expected

Boeing has predicted that the number of aviation maintenance technicians in demand will increase to 600,000 by 2031. CCTV America’s Nitza Soledad Perez visited an aviation school in Miami that has plans to help meet airline industry demand. Read more: http://www.cctv-america.com?p=40485&preview_id=40485#ixzz3StyxvVJB

Two and a half year of hands on training combined with theory education is what it takes to become an airline technician.

“I’ve always been passionate about how things work whether it be cars, airplanes. And here I get the best of both worlds, because I am very interested and there is job security because anywhere there is planes you can have a job,” student, Joshua Romo said.

Boeing forecasts the world will need more than half a million new commercial airline pilots and nearly 600,000 airline maintenance technicians over the next 20 years.

What’s bad for the industry is good for young people looking for a stable career. The median salary for airline maintenance technicians is $55,000.

Graphic by Boeing.

Graphic by Boeing.

Data: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics. All figures are from the May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. Click to see larger version.

Data: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics. All figures are from the May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. Click to see larger version.


Analyst Scott Hamilton talks about current aviation industry struggles

CCTV America interviewed Scott Hamilton, an aviation analyst and Managing Director at Leeham Company, about aviation industry.

Analyst Scott Hamilton talks about current aviation industry struggles

Analyst Scott Hamilton talks about current aviation industry struggles

CCTV America interviewed Scott Hamilton, an aviation analyst and Managing Director at Leeham Company, about aviation industry. Read more: http://www.cctv-america.com?p=40485&preview_id=40485#ixzz3StzLXs59