The aviation industry is facing a serious shortage of qualified personnel across the world, giving rise to lucrative employment opportunities.
Evaluating global and local reports, AngoAviação created a list of the six most sought-after vacancies in the aviation sector at the moment:
1 – AIRCRAFT MECHANICS
Two years after the Covid-19 pandemic, the airline sector has recovered faster than expected, and one of the most sought after professionals is aircraft mechanics.
The severe shortage of mechanics has led to long delays in aircraft maintenance, which can lead to canceled flights and an increase in ticket prices.
2 – PILOTS
There has been a global shortage of pilots since the start of the pandemic. Boeing’s recently released Pilot and Technician Outlook predicted that there will be a demand for more than two million new aviation employees over the next 20 years to safely support the recovery in commercial air travel and meet growing long-term growth.
3 – OPERATIONAL FLIGHT DISPATCH
As the aviation industry recovers from its worst crisis in recent times, companies in the sector have seen an increase in demand for flight dispatcher certification courses.
Flight dispatchers are responsible for ensuring that all flights operate safely and efficiently. From planning flight routes to monitoring changing weather conditions, the roles of these professionals vary. The demand for flight dispatchers is expected to multiply over the years as the industry grows.
4 – CABIN CREW
The global shortage of cabin crew was a topic of discussion earlier in the year, when it caused flight cancellations and rescheduling across Europe. Many flight attendants have moved into other industries during the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in a severe shortage of cabin crew across the world.
According to Boeing’s Pilot and Technician Outlook, there is a need for nearly 900,000 new cabin crew over the next 20 years.
5 – AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERS
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of aerospace engineers is expected to grow by 8% from 2020 to 2030.
Currently, there are not enough professionals to meet the needs of the aviation sector, and airline bosses are offering lucrative pay packages to retain available engineers.
6 – PROFESSIONALS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
Disruptions in the supply chain (due to the pandemic and the war) affected almost every sector of the world. Therefore, companies seek to employ suitably qualified professionals to support the development of supply chains.