National Aviation Academy (NAA) will be attending the Women in Aviation International (WAI) conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, from March 5-7, 2020.
This annual conference helps connect and grow more women in the aviation industry. After the conference was developed, in December 1994, Women in Aviation International was established as a professional, non-profit organization.
In 2019, WAI marked 30 years of coming together, mentoring, networking, and sharing the positive energy found at their annual conference. You can view the conference highlights here!
Women are Essential to Meeting the Demands in Aviation
Aviation maintenance careers are currently in high demand. Boeing’s 2019 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook notes that 769,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed globally over the next 20 years to maintain the world’s fleet.
Part of the solution to meet the demand for aviation maintenance technicians is to train an increasingly diverse generation of technicians. More and more veteran mechanics are retiring. Companies are aware that they have an opportunity and responsibility to hire the next wave of mechanics. Encouragingly, programs such as Boeing’s “Return to Flight” have been created to recruit former employees who left to raise children.
The demand is real for qualified technicians. That means women, too. With so many opportunities to become an A&P aircraft mechanic, the industry is taking the necessary steps to provide excellent career paths regardless of your gender.
Our Alumni Soar
Our alumni span the nation as well as the globe. One such example is Elisa Warden, an NAA Alumna working at Textron Aviation.
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