Boeing: Pilot and Technician Outlook 2017-2036

Boeing’s Pilot and Technician Outlook is a respected industry study compiled each year to forecast the projected growth in the aviation industry. Originally released at the Paris Air Show in June 2017, here are some of the highlights that Boeing anticipates between now and 2036:

“As global economies expand and airlines take delivery of tens of thousands of new commercial jetliners over the next 20 years, there is extraordinary demand for people to fly and maintain these airplanes.

Between now and 2036, the aviation industry will need to supply more than 2 million new commercial airline pilots, maintenance technicians, and cabin crew.

The 2017 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, a respected industry forecast of personnel demand, projects that 637,000 new commercial airline pilots, 648,000 new maintenance technicians, and 839,000 new cabin crew will be needed to fly and maintain the world fleet over the next 20 years.

Educational outreach and career pipeline programs will be essential to inspiring the next generation of pilots, technicians, and cabin crew. Early student engagement and defined aviation career paths will help expand the reach to new demographics. The growing diversity and mobility of aviation personnel will require instructors to have cross-cultural, cross-generational, and multilingual skills to engage with tomorrow’s workforce.

As personnel demand increases over the next two decades, the aviation industry will need to find innovative solutions to keep pace with training requirements. Course curriculums will need to be tailored to enable optimum learning and knowledge retention. Immersive technologies, adaptive learning, and new teaching methods will also be needed to effectively meet a wide range of learning styles.”*

*SOURCE: Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook 2017-2036.

New England Career Fair – July 2017

Did you know that over 679,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed in the aviation industry by 2035? Boeing’s 2016 Pilot and Technician Outlook has indicated that the demand for skilled technicians outpaces the rate at which positions can be filled. The needs of the global aviation industry represent a rare and desirable aspect of field: real and continuous job growth. NAA focuses solely on aviation maintenance training in order to develop qualified workers capable of fulfilling the demands of the industry.

Representatives speak to students at NAA's July Career Fair at the New England campus.
Representatives speak to students at NAA’s July Career Fair at the New England campus.

NAA students are trained to become Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified A&P mechanics. Some of the industry’s best employers attend our Career Fairs to meet and recruit our graduates, whose reputation for excellence precedes them.

Career Fairs are a milestone in the NAA experience. Direct contact with industry representatives allows students to get a clearer picture of where they want to work and what they’ll be doing after graduation. Plus, there are the interviews!

Students meet with industry representatives at NAA's Career Fair in New England.
Students meet with industry representatives at NAA’s Career Fair in New England.

Our most recent Career Fair took place at the New England campus on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Twenty-one companies attended including Atlas, Cape Air, Draken, General Electric (GE), Jet Blue, Panasonic, PlaneSense, Pratt and Whitney, STS Aviation Group and more.

Tampa Bay Graduation – July 2017

NAA—Tampa Bay hosted a graduation ceremony for Classes 5/16 AMT and 12/16 AMP on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Central Park Performing Arts Center in Largo, FL. Family and friends gathered to celebrate with students who successfully completed NAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician and Advanced Aircraft Systems programs.

Graduates from these classes have already secured employment with industry leaders such as Air Wisconsin, American Flyers, Aviator College, General Atomics, Gulfstream, PEMCO, Stambaugh Aviation and the US Air Force.

Students who exhibited outstanding achievement received specialized awards. Shelton Oliver was awarded Top Tech-AMT and Cory Peterson was named Top Tech-AMP. Congratulations, graduates, and best of luck in your new careers!