Embry-Riddle hosts Pilot Supply Roundtable

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Aviation leaders recently met at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s campus here to discuss the impending pilot supply shortage, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for pilots and other issues facing the industry.

Representatives from a number of airlines, including United, SkyWest, Jet Blue, Cape Air, Compass and American Eagle, attended the meeting.

“The pilot summit is very important to our Aeronautical Science and Flight program because we must be looking to the future and making sure we are preparing our students to be the best pilots in the industry,” stated Gary Northam, dean of the College of Aviation. “This meeting will give us insight into how the airlines are preparing for the pilot shortage that is predicted.”

This group discussion is the first of two that will take place at Embry-Riddle, as another meeting is being planned for later in the year at the university’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus.

Several members of the group, which includes representatives from Embry-Riddle faculty and staff, will be part of the annual Industry Advisory Council meeting on campus. The following day, all airline representatives will be talking with students about future employment opportunities as part of Industry/Career Expo.

For more information: ERAU.edu

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