Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research





Key words

Aviation Planning; Changing Experience Levels; Pilot Requirements; Aircraft Maintenance Technician Requirements


This theoretical article evaluates the changing dynamics caused by high turnover in aviation and how the lower level of experience impacts aeronautical companies' organizational planning and partnerships. The aviation organization must adapt managerial practices and alter training capability and procedures to ensure appropriate skill levels. Without proper planning, the company will have an imbalance of skills and accept more risk to operations. The aviation organization may be unable to adapt current scheduling practices to properly prepare the aircrew for challenging situations or sufficiently train maintenance personnel. The result is a need to leverage strategic partnerships, alter management practices toward personnel development, and increase retention of mid-career aviators and maintenance technicians while developing deliberate personnel development programs.



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