There’s a new market on the horizon and its one that you might be familiar with already. As the pandemic pushes up demand for cargo, more airlines are turning to converted freighters to fill this role. The most popular converted freighter in the coming years is set to be 777CF, with several companies racing to
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Honda is joining the ranks of aerospace and auto manufacturers targeting the advanced air mobility eVTOL market, with its Honda R&D Co. spearheading this research project. The company acknowledged the growing eVTOL field—involving a myriad of aerospace companies and tech startups, along with Toyota and Hyundai—but believes it can differentiate with the use of a gas
Annual business jet shipments could soon surpass 900 units for the first time since deliveries peaked in 2007 and 2008, according to industry analyst Brian Foley. He noted that airframers are seeing their orderbooks swell and backlogs grow thanks to a surge in demand for private aircraft spurred by the pandemic. In 2008, the industry
This week, Boeing released its hotly anticipated annual outlook, with demand numbers that are oft repeated in workforce development circles. Indeed, ATEC’s annual Pipeline Report (scheduled to publish by the end of the month!) relies heavily on the Boeing forecast when calculating its mechanic “supply” targets. In its 2021-2040 Pilot and Technician Outlook, Boeing projects that over the
Business aircraft data specialist JetNet's iMarket Report 2021, released today at the JetNet iQ Summit in New York City, predicts "an enduring business aircraft recovery." The report forecasts 718 new business jet deliveries this year, up 15 percent from 2020, and a 7 percent delivery increase in 2022, before flattening in 2023 due to supply
TECHNICIAN DEMAND DOWN 15 PERCENT THROUGH 2040 Boeing Co.’s Pilot and Technician Outlook 2021–2040 lowered predicted pilot hiring numbers by 20 percent since 2020—down to 612,000 from 763,000 forecast in 2020—but the aerospace firm says long-term demand for pilots and aviation personnel “remains strong” despite an “uneven global recovery” from the coronavirus pandemic. Pre-pandemic forecasts in 2019
Like other sectors of the aviation industry, aircraft maintenance too felt the weight of the pandemic and related safety precautions and cost-saving measures. Through it all, however, advancements in line maintenance continued. Recognizing that unplanned maintenance is one of the main causes of flight delays, it has been targeted by progressive airlines that understand the
Real median wages for U.S. aircraft mechanics plummeted nearly 8% in 2020, after increasing about 1% annually since 2000. Carriers and shops have been innovating for a while in new tools for recruiting and training mechanics to avoid looming shortage of these highly skilled workers. These efforts will undoubtedly continue during the current recovery. But
Chrishanna Frayser’s career began in the fashion industry, but it didn’t take long before she found herself drawn to a different kind of runway. “I was on the management track in retail women’s clothing, and before that I worked at a modeling and talent agency,” says Frayser. “But I basically fell into a fashion career
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Dozens of Kansas aviation companies are getting federal funds to protect thousands of area jobs as the coronavirus pandemic continues. In exchange, the companies cannot lay off workers or cut pay. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) says the jobs-saving program, Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection (AMJP), is part of the Biden-Harris