Record-Breaking Air Travel and Increasing Demand for Technicians Fuels National Aviation Academy Career Fair

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A record-breaking 31.6 million air passengers are anticipated over the Thanksgiving holiday alone. National Aviation Academy (NAA) provides aviation maintenance training to support and maintain the industry’s air fleet as demands increase. Twenty-three hiring companies were recently onsite at a career fair to recruit candidates in response to a critical technician shortage.

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Every takeoff and landing requires the trained expertise of aviation maintenance technicians—who are aging out of the workforce faster than they are being replaced.

Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, a record-breaking 31.6 million air travel passengers are expected. According to Airlines for America, US airlines will add 859 flights per day to accommodate the demand. Increased travel, and, moreover, any air travel, requires aircraft maintenance.

Current demands in aviation maintenance have fueled interest in National Aviation Academy’s (NAA) Career Fairs. Employers have expressed that they are scrambling to fill open positions with qualified aviation maintenance technicians.

To connect students and alumni with aviation industry leaders, NAA’s most recent Career Fair took place on November 7, 2019, at their New England campus. Twenty-three companies were in attendance to meet candidates, conduct interviews, and make employment offers. Industry leaders such as Bombardier, Endeavor Air, General Electric (GE) Aviation, Panasonic, and Pratt & Whitney were onsite, seeking qualified candidates. NAA continues to establish strong industry bonds to support the needs of employers and create desirable career opportunities for students and alumni.

NAA focuses solely on aviation maintenance training to exceed expectations from employers and adhere to safety requirements set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Aircraft mechanics are in high demand as technicians retire, fleet sizes increase, and air travel continues to break records. With NAA’s 14 or 21-month accelerated training programs, students are able to learn from professional and experienced instructors to prepare for current and future career opportunities.

Holli Hudson, Senior Executive Vice President Communications & Market Development, NAA, stated, “increasing demands in aviation maintenance offer exciting career opportunities for those looking to get into a high-earning field such as aviation. Every takeoff and landing requires the trained expertise of aviation maintenance technicians—who are aging out of the workforce faster than they are being replaced. Travel and commerce depend on the work of these technicians, and opportunity is calling!”

According to 2019 Boeing's Pilot & Technician Outlook, 769,000 new aviation maintenance technicians will be needed worldwide by 2038. With the continued demand for qualified professionals in the industry, future career fairs will be key to connect students and alumni directly with employers.

NAA’s next career fair will be held at NAA’s Tampa Bay campus at 6225 Ulmerton Rd. in Clearwater, Fla. on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Industry leaders such as General Electric (GE) Aviation, Embraer, Gulfstream, and Universal Studios Orlando will be in attendance. NAA-New England will host their next career fair on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

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