An Insight into Aviation

Flying has long been romanticised. It has generated curiosity throughout the ages as humans have sought to dominate the skies. Technological advances have made great gains in passenger comfort, experience and most critically safety. This positive encounter extends beyond just flight travel.

The efficiency and reliability of aviation is globally integrated and in general, has evolved into something spectacular. Air travel today encompasses a seamless, fluid, transition from check-in of luggage (baggage), to the enjoyment of retail and dining experiences pre and post-flight, but most critically, the safe passage from one destination to another.

The two major players of airline transport operations, Boeing and Airbus, have forecasted huge demands for the occupations of pilots, engineers, and cabin crew to be filled as the increased number of aircraft operating globally continues to rise. This has a ripple effect all around the world, including Australia, and the Northern Territory.

We cannot forget our aviation military presence here in the Northern Territory either, as it is a strong one. The NT hosts squadrons of both fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. It takes more than just pilots to keep aircraft flying.

Central Australia has always been a crowd drawer as it boasts some unique landscapes and amazing indigenous cultural heritage, this is reflected in both Alice Springs and Uluru both combining to almost a million passenger movements.

Aviation has many highly visible occupations, but also many obscure occupations veiled behind the hustle and bustle of aviation operations. This insight looks to explores the workforce supporting the aviation industry.

Do you know how much goes on behind the scenes or perhaps you might be curious as to how one could put oneself on such a career pathway? Considering an occupation in Aviation?

ISACNT has engaged with aviation stakeholders to develop this industry insight, and you can find it HERE.