Need For Qualified Staff?

ICAO estimates that, in the next 20 years, airlines will have to add 25,000 new aircraft to the current 17,000-strong commercial fleet.

By 2026, we will need 480,000 new technicians to maintain these aircraft and over 350,000 pilots to fly them

The underlying problem
Simply stated, the demand for aviation professionals will exceed supply. Factors include:
– wholesale retirements in the current generation of aviation professionals;
– aviation professions not attractive enough to potential candidates;
– competition with other industry sectors for skilled employees;
– training capacity insufficient to meet demand;
– learning methodologies not responsive to new evolving learning style;
– accessibility to affordable training;
– lack of harmonization of competencies in some aviation disciplines;
– little awareness by the “next generation” of types of aviation professions available.
Solutions must be globally-harmonized in nature and include human resource planning tools, accredited training and educational programs adapted to the next generation, and wide-ranging cooperation among concerned stakeholders.

Our Solutions

Executive Search

Kilpatrick Aviation has been a recognized player in International Executive Search for almost 20 years. Few are globally so well connected –  we know where to find the executives you need and how to attract them to your organization.

Industry based recruiting

The world of Airport development, Airport Management and Airlines today are characterized by much larger, more complex projects than ever before and lesser public funding.

Global Talent Mapping

Talent Mapping is a strategic process where we identify and map individuals in relevant industries and companies according to their skills, capabilities and competences.

Diversity and Inclusion

In order to unleash the full promise of Diversity and Inclusion, make better decisions and drive innovation, companies and organizations must learn to appreciate the knowledge and experience of individuals with different backgrounds and the way they see things.