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Next Generation of Aviation Professionals

Your future career working in aviation

The aviation industry is expected to grow significantly of the new 20 years and beyond.  In the near future it is expected that the global aviation community will face a shortage of skilled aviation professionals.  To help address this important issue the global aviation organisation, ICAO, has launched the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) initiative.  

This week from 12-14 December 2018 a team from EASA led by Daan Dousi from the Aircrew and Medical Department will join the Second ICAO NGAP Global Aviation Summit and model ICAO Forum in Shenzhen, China.  

EASA is committed to this important initiative to help make sure that Europe has sufficient qualified and competent people working in aviation to operate, manage and maintain the future air transport system.

By 2036, the aviation sector is forecast to need the following:

  • 620 thousand pilots  (67 new pilots per day for aircraft with more than 100 seats)
  • 125 thousand air traffic controllers (13 new ATC a day)
  • 1.3 million aircraft maintenance personnel

This means that there is a great future waiting for you working in aviation.  Join the EASA Team on Stand 8 in Schenzhen and follow the EASA activity through our Website and Social Media.