Aviation Week & Space Technology

Aviation Week Workforce Initiative

Aviation Week & Space Technology

Ten years ago when Aviation Week extended its workforce study to capture data that would provide a more comprehensive, strategic view about the people who make up this industry, we had no idea how sophisticated the industry would become in applying data analytics to building a highly talented workforce ready for the future.
Through the Aviation Week Workforce Study, the industry can evaluate the strength of its ongoing learning programs, evaluate pay for a broad range of jobs as compared to other industries, send a more distinct demand signal to universities, colleges and institutions, and more accurately assess trends across multiple generations, job disciplines, and demographic groupings. The study also provides employees today and for tomorrow with the information needed to make career decisions.
In addition to strong partnerships with the Aerospace Industries Association and AIAA, we are particularly pleased this year to have two sponsors. Korn Ferry and PwC joined with us in January, bringing their expertise in terms of careers and data analytics to inform our overall process.

Advisory Boards

Executive Advisory Board

  • Jim Adams, VP and Partner, Strategy&/PwC
  • Aileen Alexander, Principal, Korn Ferry International
  • Joe Anselmo, Editor in Chief, Aviation Week
  • Marion Blakey, CEO, Aerospace Industries Association
  • Gene Fraser, Corporate VP Programs, Quality and Engineering, Northrop Grumman
  • Greg Hamilton, President, Aviation Week
  • Clarke Havener, Global Sector Leader-Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, Korn Ferry International
  • Ed Hoffman, Chief Knowledge Officer, NASA
  • Tom irvine, Managing Director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Michael Madsen, President, Honeywell Defense & Space
  • Anthony M. Parasida, SVP HR & Administration, The Boeing Co.
  • Nik Shah, Principal, Workforce Analytics, PwC

University Advisory Board

  • Amr Elnashai, Dean College of Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • Michael Georgiopoulos, Dean College of Engineering, University of Central Florida
  • Jeff Goldberg, Dean College of Engineering, University of Arizona
  • Leah Jamieson, Dean College of Engineering, Purdue University
  • Jaime Peraire, Dept. Head and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Darryl Pines, Dean College of Engineering, University of Maryland
  • Vigor Yang, Chair and Professor, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Young Professionals Advisory Board

  • Anne Karachi, NASA
  • Kim Hicks, The Boeing Co.
  • Andy Le, L-3 Communications
  • Matt Lorch, Rockwell Collins
  • Angie Ruiz, The Aerospace Corp.
  • Stephanie Watsek, Rolls-Royce



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May 22, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Descends Toward Asteroid Ceres for Closer Look at Bright Spots

Images gathered May 16 with cameras from an altitude of 4,500 miles have again prompted speculation the spacecraft has spotted ice deposits on the 600 mile wide minor planet....More
May 18, 2015

Fire In the Cabin 2

While installing a fireplace in a cabin clearly would be a bad idea, Lufthansa Technik develops a technology that uses illuminated water mist with an image of burning wood to create a fireplace for VIP aircraft....More
May 15, 2015

Cardington: Britain’s Airship Heritage 2

Construction of Cardington’s Number 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Construction of Cardington’s No. 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Short Brothers was awarded an Admiralty contract for the development of dirigible airships....More
May 11, 2015

NavWeek: China Coastal Catch 8

China last year accelerated its plans to “reclaim” areas like the Spratly Islands, and the Asian giant is banking on its coast guard to protect its disputed maritime stakes in the region, according to the Pentagon....More
May 10, 2015

Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery Of Newest 737-800

Ethiopian Airlines' fleet renewal and growth continued this week with the delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 from Seattle. Routing through Washington-Dulles and then Dublin, Ireland, the latest 737NG is Ethiopian's 16th. Since 2010, the East African carrier has taken delivery of 25 Boeing 737/777/787s as well as 13 Bombardier DHC8-Q400 regional turbo aircraft. One of the fastest-growing and most modern of African airlines, Ethiopian also has a burgeoning MRO business....More

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