A shortage of aviation mechanics within the next decade threatens the projected expansion and modernization of the global airline fleet. Between now and 2027, a record number of maintenance technicians will be eligible to retire as more baby boomers reach their sixties. The aging of the mechanic workforce and rash of anticipated retirements could not come at a worse time for the industry, as it gears up to accommodate a larger, newer, and more technologically advanced fleet. (Forbes)
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there were about 827,000 pilots in America in 1987. Over the past three decades, that number has decreased by 30%. Meanwhile, during this period, there has been a tremendous increase in the demand for air travel. The International Air Transport Association predicts that, over the next 20 years, air travel will double. (CNN Travel)
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