According to a forecast from Boeing, an American aerospace manufacturing giant, between 2017 and 2036, the world’s commercial aviation industry will require approximately 637,000, 648,000 and 839,000 new Aircraft Pilots (APs), Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs), and Cabin Crew (CC) respectively to meet with the growth pace of air traffic. Within the same period, there will be a need for about 24,000 new APs, 23,000 new AMEs and 28,000 new CC in Africa’s aviation industry.
In our bid to ensure that Africa is not behind in the opportunities that will come with this forecasted growth, we, Aviators Africa, in collaboration with AviaDev International are launching Aviators Africa School Club (AASC).
For Africa to fully maximise this opportunity, African youths will need to be prepared with the right mix of technical and leadership skills to meet the challenges of 21st century aviation activities. This can only be achieved through early exposure of our young population to develop interest in diverse career options in aviation through education, mentorship and motivation. This is what AASC intends to achieve.
AASC will be an extra curriculum activities club to prepare and inspire the next generation of skilled professionals of African origin for aviation and aerospace communities using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) based programme.
18th April, 2018, AASC will be launched at Peninsula Hotel, Lekki Lagos. Various aviation industry experts will be inspiring, motivating and sharing the stories on their journey so far in the industry.