SM4 Safety Resource Bulletin
Business Aviation Experts Share Insights on the Talent Pipeline
The aviation industry is somewhat unique in its talent requirements. Highly skilled and experienced personnel are essential to safe, effective and efficient operations. This includes all functional areas. While people outside the industry might think first, or even exclusively, of pilots when they hear the term "aviation talent," aviation professionals understand that flight crews, ground crews, scheduling and operations teams, and the vendors that support aviation all require a continual stream of high-quality talent.

Unfortunately, there is growing concern that the business aviation talent pool is shrinking, and that a talent shortage will have wide-ranging effects. This may include everything from minor scheduling challenges to major safety issues.

Why is Aviation Experiencing a Talent Shortage

Most industry experts believe the aviation talent pipeline is diminishing. In fact, some have observed that aviation is experiencing a "perfect storm" of talent challenges, with factors that include:

  • Industry growth and the accompanying increase in demand
  • An aging workforce that is approaching retirement
  • Growing concerns about "quality of life" issues
  • Interest in aviation careers that is flat or even declining
Key Considerations as a Shortage Looms
Visit Us in Booth C9230 at NBAA-BACE
The National Business Aviation Association's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition is taking place October 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event will bring together more than 23,000 industry professionals, and Global Aerospace will be there too. One of the largest trade shows in the U.S., it's an opportunity for individuals and organizations in all areas of aviation to connect and share ideas.

Please visit us at these booths:

Global Aerospace - C9230
Pulsar - C11349
MedAire - C11633
Baldwin - N5819
Prevailance Aerospace - C8528
Satcom Direct - C10217

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

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