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Role of aviation higher education & training in shaping NextGen airport professionals

Tangible result will result into Capacity Building in term of skilled manpower required in airport industry

Background (Describe the current situation or problem in the industry, and how your idea would address it.)

- In the next 20 years, airlines will have to add 25,000 new aircraft to the current 17,000-strong commercial fleet
- By 2026, we will need 480,000 new technicians to maintain these aircraft and over 350,000 pilots to fly them along with management staff
- Between 2005 and 2015, 73% of the American air traffic controller population is eligible for retirement

Simply stated, the demand for aviation professionals will exceed supply. Factors include:
- wholesale retirements in the current generation of aviation professionals
- aviation professions not attractive enough to potential candidates
- competition with other industry sectors for skilled employees
- training capacity insufficient to meet demand
- learning methodologies not responsive to new evolving learning style
- accessibility to affordable training
- lack of harmonization of competencies in some aviation disciplines, and
- little awareness by the "next generation" of types of aviation professions available.

Objective (What is the desired product or result that will help the airport industry?)

Tangible result will result into Capacity Building in term of skilled manpower required in airport industry

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Idea No. 120