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“Aircraft mechanics and avionic technicians held about 142,300 jobs in 2010. Approximately 87 percent were mechanics and the rest were avionic technicians. The majority worked for private companies and about 15 percent worked for the federal government. “ - United States Department of Labor

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“when you realize that aviation, if it were a country, would be the 19th largest economy in the world, supporting 56.6 lion jobs and over two trillion dollars in economic impact, you really see the scale of air transport.� - Paul Steele, Executive Director o


AVIATION $2,000,000,000,000

6 mil-

GLOBAL ECONOMIC IMPACT

56,600,000 Jobs

FAST FACT: If aviation were a country, it would be equal to the entire GDP of the United Kingdom.

IN THE UNITED STATES ALONE...

793,000,000

Passengers Flown

10,200,000

Jobs Supported

52 %

of United States GDP Economic Impact

of ATAG

Download the ATAG report: http://www.aviationbenefitsbeyondborders.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/ABBB_Medium%20Res.pdf


As global economies expand and airlines take delivery of tens of thousands of new commercial jetliners over the next 20 years, the demand for personnel to fly and maintain those airplanes will be...

UNPRECE GROWTH

“The in-service commercial fleet will grow an average 3.5 percent per year to double in size from 19,890 airplanes today to 39,780 by 2031. Over the next 20 years, the airline industry will need 34,000 new airplanes, of which 41 percent will replace older, less efficient airplanes; 59 percent of the new deliveries will reflect growth in emerging markets and evolving business models.� - Boeing Company


EDENTED. - Boeing Company “There is growing optimism for aviation industry growth. The overall health of the aviation industry is tied to the U.S. business cycle, and the airline industry remains very responsive to overall changes in the economy� -Federal Aviation Administration Economic Impact 2011 Report

2031

2011

32,500 Aircraft

15,560 Aircraft

Worldwide Passenger Aircraft Fleet - Airbus Global Market Forecast September 2012


“Job prospects should be best for mechanics and technicians who hold an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate and a bachelor’s degree in aircraft maintenance. Job prospects also will be better for those who keep up with technical advances in aircraft electronics and composite materials. “ -United States Department of Labor

“Job prospects should be best for mechanics and technicians who hold an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate and a bachelor’s degree in aircraft maintenance. “


AIRFRAME

A&P

“An A&P is a highly trained, skilled professional capable of performing a variety of jobs in the aviation maintenance and aviation manufacturing industries. The Aviation Maintenance Technician or A&P is so named due to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Mechanic Certificate that is earned by the student. The Mechanic Certificate is composed of two ratings – Airframe and Powerplant. “

POWERPLANT

- Blue Ridge Community College

PROJECTED EMPLOYMENT

2020

143,200

151,500

2010

United States Department of Labor


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