During the depths of the Great Recession in 2009, U.S. airlines hired just 30 pilots, a record industry low. This year, they are on track to hire nearly 4,000, the most in the past 15 years. In fact, pilot hiring in 2016 “will set a new record,” according to Nevada-based FAPA.aero in its latest study. [Read more…]
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — An exploration of career possibilities will take place during the annual Aviation Career Conference at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 21 in the Harold White Aviation Center located on Lewis University’s main campus. This free conference is designed for anyone interested in a career in aviation. [Read more…]
Perseverance pays off in any business, but George Johnson may hold the record when it comes to aircraft sales.
Having outlived and outlasted many of his competitors, the 59-year-old owner of Carolina Aircraft in Greensboro, N.C., recently sold a Beechcraft Baron to a customer he’s been courting for 38 years.
That long-term sales prospect dated from when Johnson first started selling new Beechcraft airplanes in 1977 at age 21. [Read more…]
Here’s an aviation job that might be the best of the lot: Becoming a college professor in a field you already love.
At this stage of the career game, you get to sleep in your own bed, and spend long holidays with your kids. You may look forward to the kind of job security that comes with a tenured faculty position and an office with your name on the door.
In many colleges and universities, unlike other academic disciplines, you may not be required to publish or perish, though writing academic papers can enhance your resume. You’ll be surrounded by people who share your passion for flying.
Most particularly, you will enjoy a special kind of pride, when your students go out into the world, successfully armed with the self-confidence and both practical and theoretical knowledge you helped instill. [Read more…]
Recruiters from 15 companies were on hand to speak with the more than 500 pre-registered job seekers about career opportunities ranging from pilots and flight operations to maintenance, avionics and engineers.
In addition to sponsoring the fly-in, the aviation employment website contributed time and resources to the marketing and promotion of the Career Fair.
Robb Williams, executive director of Aerospace Center for Excellence, said, “Partnerships like the one we have created with JSfirm.com is helping address the critical shortage of aviation professionals.”
“I believe in giving back to the aviation community,” he added. “I am proud to partner with JSfirm.com to create a cost-effective Career Fair and the opportunity to see what everyone loves, an airshow. ”
Sam Scanlon, managing partner of JSfirm.com, was on site for the event.
“It was great to see the efforts of everyone involved come together,” he said. “The Career Fair was a success because both SUN ‘n FUN and JSfirm.com share in their passion to educate and promote aviation through opportunities like this.”
A job seeker who attended the Career Fair said, “It was a unique chance to attend a great aviation event and also meet with airline reps; two birds with one stone! After a formal meet and greet in the morning, I was invited back later in the day for an interview.”
JSfirm.com, an online aviation only job board, has released its sixth annual Hiring Trends Survey.
“This year’s results show that our industry is continuing to trend in the right direction,” said Jeff Richards, JSfirm.com manager. “There will be more hiring in 2015 than any of the past six years.” [Read more…]