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Taking Flight: Education and Training for Aviation Careers / Edition 1
     

Taking Flight: Education and Training for Aviation Careers / Edition 1

by Janet S. Hansen, Clinton V. Oster, Committee on Education and Training for Civilian Aviation Careers, National Research Council
 

ISBN-10: 0309056764

ISBN-13: 9780309056762

Pub. Date: 02/28/1997

Publisher: National Academies Press

The commercial aviation industry is a major part of the U.S. transportation infrastructure and a key contributor to the nation's economy. The industry is facing the effects of a reduced role by the military as a source of high-quality trained personnel, particularly pilots and mechanics. At the same time, it is facing the challenges of a changing American workforce

Overview

The commercial aviation industry is a major part of the U.S. transportation infrastructure and a key contributor to the nation's economy. The industry is facing the effects of a reduced role by the military as a source of high-quality trained personnel, particularly pilots and mechanics. At the same time, it is facing the challenges of a changing American workforce.

This book is a study of the civilian training and education programs needed to satisfy the work-force requirements of the commercial aviation industry in the year 2000 and beyond, with particular emphasis on issues related to access to aviation careers by women and minorities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309056762
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1(12)
1 INTRODUCTION
13(5)
2 THE AVIATION INDUSTRY AND ITS WORKFORCE
18(35)
The Aviation Industry
18(12)
The Aviation Workforce
30(20)
Worker Supply and Demand in the Aviation Industry
50(2)
Recapitulation
52(1)
3 THE IMACT OF MILITARY DOWNSIZING
53(23)
The Military as a Supplier of Pilots and Technicians
54(7)
The Military Drawdown: Implications for Minorities and Women
61(15)
4 CIVILIAN TRAINING FOR AVIATION CAREERS
76(35)
Training Pathways for Specialized Aviation Occupations
77(21)
Challenges for a Civilian Training System
98(16)
5 DIVERSIFYING THE AVIATION WORKFORCE
114(38)
A Historical Perspective
115(5)
Developing Interest
120(8)
Basic Academic Competencies
128(11)
Barriers
139(13)
REFERENCES 152(11)
APPENDIX: BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 163(6)
INDEX 169

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