The Face of Aerospace & Defense

Real median wages for U.S. aircraft mechanics plummeted nearly 8% in 2020, after increasing about 1% annually since 2000.

Since the mid 1980s, aerospace and defense executives have identified the hiring of a diversity of people— gender, age, and ethnicity—as having a corporate value and contribution to success.


Over the last five years, there has been measurable, though subtle, improvement.


For over 20 years, Aviation Week Network has conducted a workforce study to help organizations answer some basic questions about the aerospace & defense (A&D) industry's ability to meet ever-changing customer requirements.


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