Global aviation activity is poised for a decade of sustained growth. While economic difficulties are a fact of life in the aviation transportation industry, the future demand for aviation transportation services is promising. One factor that may greatly dampen this projected growth may be the lack of qualified aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) necessary to keep the air transport fleet flying. This investigation examines the future of global aviation activity while presenting factors impacting the corresponding lack of growth in the AMT population that threaten the future of air transportation.
Waguespack, Blaise P., Savic, Aleksandar & Baker, James S. (1998). Assessing the impact of the shortage of aviation maintenance technicians on air transportation. Journal of Transportation Management, 10(2), 17-32. doi: 10.22237/jotm/901929780