Presenter Email

jloren10@kent.edu

Submission Type

Abstract - Paper/Presentation Only

Topic Area

Pilot supply issues; Aviation Maintenance technician shortage; Aviation and STEM Education; Establishing career pathways in aviation; Increasing the talent pool through DEI initiatives; Successful DEI initiatives in industry and higher education; Flight training in a more inclusive environment; Challenges and opportunities for pilots

Keywords

Diversity, females, pilots, inclusive language, professional pilot, inclusive, gender neutral language, drone advisory committee

Abstract

Covid-19, mandatory retirement age, the 1500 Hour ATP rule and lack of future aviation professionals has lead to a global industry crisis. With the boom of the 1990’s, 9/11, the Great Recession, Covid-19, the lack of younger individuals dedicating themselves to the study of aviation has led to a current crisis of a lack of aviation professionals ready to serve the industry currently and in the future. Lorenzon will trace how the work force shortage started well over twenty years ago. Boeing and Airbus both predict that over 2.2 million new workers including over 600000 pilots will be needed. Yet the major academic institution only produce about 2500 pilots per year. A discussion will examine concrete examples of what some Universities such as Kent State are doing to promote work force development through diversity and creative programing with industry. With only a 6.7 percent average of women in aviation, will demonstrate how institutions such as Kent State have increased women in aviation and steps that everyone in aviation can take to increase women and diversity and really untap hidden talent. This measure will ensure dynamic growth of a diverse workforce in a global aviation industry. This presentation will also explain the rationale behind the gender neutral language that the FAA is now pursing with the Notice to Air Missions and how the future will be positively impacted by this necessary move which will lead to a safer aviation domain that is inclusive of all people.

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Creating the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals: Creating Diversity in the Next Generation

Covid-19, mandatory retirement age, the 1500 Hour ATP rule and lack of future aviation professionals has lead to a global industry crisis. With the boom of the 1990’s, 9/11, the Great Recession, Covid-19, the lack of younger individuals dedicating themselves to the study of aviation has led to a current crisis of a lack of aviation professionals ready to serve the industry currently and in the future. Lorenzon will trace how the work force shortage started well over twenty years ago. Boeing and Airbus both predict that over 2.2 million new workers including over 600000 pilots will be needed. Yet the major academic institution only produce about 2500 pilots per year. A discussion will examine concrete examples of what some Universities such as Kent State are doing to promote work force development through diversity and creative programing with industry. With only a 6.7 percent average of women in aviation, will demonstrate how institutions such as Kent State have increased women in aviation and steps that everyone in aviation can take to increase women and diversity and really untap hidden talent. This measure will ensure dynamic growth of a diverse workforce in a global aviation industry. This presentation will also explain the rationale behind the gender neutral language that the FAA is now pursing with the Notice to Air Missions and how the future will be positively impacted by this necessary move which will lead to a safer aviation domain that is inclusive of all people.

 

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