NAA Students Visit Textron

NAA students visited Textron’s maintenance facilities in Tampa, Florida on August 25, 2017. Students learned about career opportunities and day-to-day practices with this global industry leader. Textron is committed to: Things that fly. Hover. Zoom. Things that protect soldiers and power industries.* It was clear on the visit that they are also dedicated to their employees!

NAA students listening to a presenter onsite
NAA students listening to a presenter onsite

With a presence in over 25 countries, individuals can take their careers practically anywhere. When you become part of the team, you join more than a Fortune 500 giant, you enter a world of multiple dynamic businesses that span industries and continents. Their powerful brands include Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming and more.

NAA students outside of the maintenance facilities
NAA students outside of the maintenance facilities

Textron has grown into a $13.8 billion company since it started in 1923. Their worldwide presence is now supported by 35,000 people. Positions with the company allow individuals to build experience quickly and even transition into leadership development programs. For more information about what they are seeking in new hires, see NAA’s Career Services department or visit:


HAECO Americas Visits NAA-Tampa Bay

HAECO Americas provides aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and aerospace manufactured products to a broad array of commercial, government and private customers. HAECO Americas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the HAECO Group, one of the largest global providers of MRO services and a leading provider of interiors products and services.*

Joshua Townsend, of HAECO Americas, visited NAA’s Tampa Bay campus on August 14, 2017. He spoke to students about future careers with HAECO in Lake City, as well as at their many other locations globally. It is always a benefit to students to see what employers are seeking out in talent and ability. Look out for future visits, and potential recruitment efforts, from this world-renowned industry partner!


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. Thus years study was 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.