The website aims to be the largest training academy database in the Asia Pacific Region for Pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and Cabin crew. Currently it features 6 countries during the soft launch phase.
AviationFly.com was created following numerous conversations with individuals discussing their experience of entering the industry. The same issue was highlighted by almost every individual, the lack of information online in one central location to compare training academies against another. Following months of research and data collection AviationFly.com was drawn up on paper.
The website was created to allow the user to be able to compare different training institutions and contact the one best suited for them. The website brings together all the latest information from the training institutes including latest pictures and the social media presence of the academies. AviationFly.com does not stop there it also tries to answer the question of how to get funding support for pilot training. After having completed the training the next step is starting the career and so AviationFly.com lists several positions which airlines are recruiting for.
Why do we think there was a need for AviationFly.com?
Let us look at the reasons as to why now is an exciting time to enter the aviation industry. Below are some of the statements from the industry.
- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts passenger demand to double over the next 20 years. The biggest driver of demand will be in the Asia-Pacific region, with China replacing the United States as the world’s largest aviation market around 2024. Growth will primarily be driven by developing markets.
- Boeing’s long term forecast states that the aviation industry will need to supply more than two million new aviation personnel – 617,000 commercial airline pilots, 679,000 aircraft maintenance engineers, and 814,000 cabin crew in the next 20 years.
- Just in term of pilots over the next 20 years, the Asia Pacific region will lead the worldwide growth in demand for pilots, with a requirement for 248,000 new pilots followed by North America with 112,000 pilots. – Want to become a pilot? Head to our pilot landing page by clicking here.
- This is demand is being driven by growth in the aircraft fleet in the Asia Pacific region which will grow by over 9,000 aircraft over the next 15 years.
Some quotes from industry leaders
- “On average, one Airbus aircraft per week is expected to be delivered to Indian carriers over the next 10 years.” - Tom Enders, Airbus Chief Executive Officer
- “Aviation skills shortage in Africa reaching crisis proportions.” – International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
- “The shortage of skilled aviation maintenance technicians could cost the US aviation industry as much as US$1.95billion.” – Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) - Want to become an aircraft maintenance engineer? Head to our aircraft maintenance engineering landing page (link)
- “Airline pilots average age is 50, and newcomers are scarce.” – Wall Street Journal
To address this shortage the industry is raising salaries to encourage more individuals to explore the aviation industry as a future career path.
To support this growth of the aviation industry AviationFly.com was created to simplify the journey of individuals learning about the different training institutes globally or near them to find the best suited one to them. Throughout research the key obstacle which was highlighted stopping a larger number of individuals entering the industry was the high cost of training. AviationFly.com therefore wanted to ensure that the website does not only feature training institutes but also finance providers to support lowering the initial cost of training.