The 2022 ATEC Pipeline Report: New Mechanic Figures Trending in Right Direction, But Major Workforce Shortage Still Looms
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A healthy but expected increase in newly certificated mechanics last year did not offset momentum lost during the pandemic, leaving the new-technician pipeline at least 20 percent below the levels needed to meet rising demand across civil aviation, the latest ATEC Pipeline Report concludes.
This year's annual publication includes information about FAA A&P mechanic certificate holders, the aviation maintenance technician schools that prepare the majority of those individuals for careers in aviation maintenance, and the companies that employ maintenance professionals.
This edition covers the period since the last version was published in October 2021. Since then, the aviation industry has bounced back from one of the most significant declines in both depth and duration in the history of commercial air transport.
The report takes a closer look at the pandemic’s backlash, and the effect it has had on the current workforce and pipeline of incoming technicians.
See previous pipeline reports and other industry aviation technical workforce reports on the Workforce Data page.