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. Boeing.com. http://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/pilot-technician-outlook/

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.