Aviation Maintenance Technician Shortage Predicted
Posted by AIM on Aug 16, 2014
Aviation International News reported in May that aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus say that about 500,000 extra pilots are needed during the next 20 years. Boeing has also predicted that aviation maintenance technicians will be in even greater demand—to the tune of 600,000 by 2031.
J Sfirm agrees technicians will be in more demand than pilots—to the tune of 30 percent of planned aviation hiring for technicians versus 7.5 percent for pilots. This shortage could create a great opportunity for you.
Plenty of other people and groups agree. Eighty-six percent of Aeronautical Repair Station Association members reported having difficulty searching for qualified workers, and 26 percent said the search was “very difficult.” Mike Lee directs maintenance training business development for Flight Safety international and concurs that there are just not enough personnel skilled for aviation maintenance.