Demand for Aircraft Engineers growing!

Posted by Neil Fortune on Oct 2, 2018 2:12 PM

The Aviation Industry is a continuously growing market worldwide.

The Aviation Industry is a continuously growing market worldwide. In 2017 Boeing released a forecast and estimated that over the next 20 years an additional 648,000 new maintenance technicians will be required to meet the demand. Aviation analysts Ascend , the total number of aircraft currently in service is approximately 23,600 - that figure includes passenger and cargo aircraft. It believes there are 2,500 more in storage.

The areas where the largest predicted need for maintenance personnel is in the Asian Pacific region, North America, Europe and the Middle East.

The basic working week for an Aircraft Engineer is normally between 37 - 40 hours however, there is a probability of additional hours to ensure the work is completed in as safely and timely manner as possible to ensure the aircraft can return to service. Salaries of an Aircraft Engineer will vary depending upon the employer and country of employment, a typical starting salary would be approximately £22,000 and can range upwards of £60,000+.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects a massive 7.8 Billion passengers to travel by air in 2036, this is double the estimated amount of travelers in 2017. 

Air Service Training provide a tailored training solutions to individuals and corporate clients where we offer EASA Part 66 Approved Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Training in our Technical Training Hangar. We hold EASA Part 147 Basic Training Approval for LicenceCategories A1-A3, B1.1-B1.3 and B2.

For those interested in studying towards the Licence qualification and an Academic Award it is also worth noting graduates from the AST Approved Training courses have the option to also continue their studies up to BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering or BSc(Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Management through our partners Perth College UHI.