Why I chose to be an aviation engineer
We’ve all experienced the dramatic effect of the pandemic. Aviation is bouncing back, facing new technology challenges and driving to reduce its environmental impact. At the same time skilled, long-serving professionals have been leaving the industry. However, the demand for competent engineering staff continues to grow. Just about every study published on the subject shows a major shortfall.
IFA has recognised that a shortage of engineering professionals can become an airworthiness issue, if it is not addressed. Effort is needed to attract new talent into aviation engineering and that needs to start early. Effort is needed to retain existing skilled professionals too. Effort is needed to promote the rewarding nature of the work.
IFA will raise awareness of the opportunities that exist at an exciting time in the advance of aviation. We needs to inspire young people to pursue engineering careers.
Here IFA is presenting short video clips that tell the story of why our colleagues became aviation engineers. We hope that sharing their experiences will inspire people.
For the first in the series Ola Blomqvist, President of Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) shares his experiences.