The Demand for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Growing Higher
The modern transport Aircraft today are highly sophisticated machines. Lots of different kind of technologies are deployed in these advanced aircraft. The passenger and in-flight crew depend completely on the reliability of the aircraft parts and equipment. Thus, the job of aircraft maintenance engineers demands much more than skill and training. The job requires a great sense of responsibility and logical thinking.
Future Job Forecast
Airlines across the globe are continuously expanding their aircraft capacity and adding more number of advanced new generation airplanes. This has resulted in significant demand for commercial airline pilots, aircraft maintenance personnel, and cabin crew. And this demand will grow further is next 20 years. Scenarios like this not only creates opportunities but also increases the wages for the qualified and deserving professionals.
As per aerospace giant Boeing’s forecast report of 2017, the aviation industry will require more than 648000 technicians and engineers between 2017-2035. The need for next-generation aircraft maintenance personnel will be largest in Asia Pacific region (256,000), followed by North America (118,000), Europe (111,000), the Middle East (66,000), Latin America (49,000), CIS/Russia (25,000) and Africa (23,000).
The growing demand for the aircraft engineers cannot be satisfied with existing professionals working in the field. So, those who are currently attending the AME course or planning to join will enjoy a higher advantage as they will come with the newer set of skills and training that job demands.
As per Boeing’s Technician Outlook 2017-2036, advances in airplane technology will accentuates the need for engineers skilled in avionics, composites and digital troubleshooting. As far as the scenario in the Middle East is concerned, David Longridge, VP Commercial Service Sales (Boeing Global Service) said, “With the anticipated demand for pilots, technicians and cabin crew in the Middle East, there is clearly a tremendous need to ensure personnel are available to fill those roles. It is an exciting time to explore how we can use cutting-edge tools and technology to train these crews for tomorrow.”