The basic requirements to become a licensed aircraft maintenance technician (AMT) haven’t changed much over the years. Until now. Robert W. Moorman explores The basic requirements to become a licensed aircraft maintenance technician (AMT) haven’t changed much over the years. Until now. Robert W. Moorman explores dramatic changes in AMT training methodologies and regulations.
Abandon hope, aspiring pilots? Or a sooner-than-predicted emergence from this trough? Group Editor Marty Kauchak provides reactions from four ATO executives to a major pilot association’s surprise declaration.
Remote - or online – training has established significant critical mass during the current global pandemic to the point that nearly all training institutions or centres have adopted some form of remote training. Mario Pierobon reports in the second edition of this two-part series.
The accession pipeline in the US for new pilots, increasingly dependent on learning technologies, is being restored, and none too soon, as a pilot shortage is eyed toward the mid-part of this decade. Marty Kauchak reports.
Civil aviation remains on a turbulent path in the attempt to return to pre-Covid-19 operating levels. With lackluster passenger demand and the unsteady pace of restoring domestic and international routes, the industry is no longer facing the pilot shortage with which it was grappling just a few months ago. Reopened flight training programs, which increasingly rely on distance learning and other technologies to help select and retain aspiring pilots, are part of the strategy to help minimize a predicted next pilot shortage for later this decade.