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155 1. Calendar Year 2017 FAA data. 2. Airlines for America data, http://airlines.org/industry/. 3. NPIAS data, https://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/npias/reports/media/NPIAS-Report-2019- 2023-Narrative.pdf. 4. Airlines for America data, http://airlines.org/industry/. 5. NBAA data, https://nbaa.org/news/business-aviation-insider/recruitment-lessons-learned-industries/. 6. “Specifically, looking at broad economic indicators, airline pilots have experienced a low unemployment rate—the most direct measure of a labor shortage; however, both employment and earnings have decreased since 2000, suggesting that demand for these occupations has not outstripped supply.” (GAO, 14-232) 7. GAO 14-232, Aviation Workforce: Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots. 8. Richard Fry, March 1, 2018, Millennials Projected to Overtake Baby Boomers as America’s Largest Genera- tion, https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/01/millennials-overtake-baby-boomers/. 9. GAO 18-403, Collegiate Aviation Schools: Stakeholders’ Views on Challenges for Initial Pilot Training Programs; GAO 18-439, Military Personnel: Collecting Additional Data Could Enhance Pilot Retention Efforts; GAO 18-113, Military Personnel: DOD Needs to Reevaluate Fighter Pilot Workforce Requirements; GAO 19-120T, Testimony – Air Force Readiness: Actions Needed to Rebuild Readiness and Prepare for the Future. 10. FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Retrieved from https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/ house-bill/302/text. 11. https://youcanfly.aopa.org/high-school/high-school-curriculum. Notes

Abbreviations and acronyms used without definitions in TRB publications: A4A Airlines for America AAAE American Association of Airport Executives AASHO American Association of State Highway Officials AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials ACI–NA Airports Council International–North America ACRP Airport Cooperative Research Program ADA Americans with Disabilities Act APTA American Public Transportation Association ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials ATA American Trucking Associations CTAA Community Transportation Association of America CTBSSP Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program DHS Department of Homeland Security DOE Department of Energy EPA Environmental Protection Agency FAA Federal Aviation Administration FAST Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (2015) FHWA Federal Highway Administration FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FRA Federal Railroad Administration FTA Federal Transit Administration HMCRP Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 ITE Institute of Transportation Engineers MAP-21 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (2012) NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASAO National Association of State Aviation Officials NCFRP National Cooperative Freight Research Program NCHRP National Cooperative Highway Research Program NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NTSB National Transportation Safety Board PHMSA Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration RITA Research and Innovative Technology Administration SAE Society of Automotive Engineers SAFETEA-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (2005) TCRP Transit Cooperative Research Program TDC Transit Development Corporation TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (1998) TRB Transportation Research Board TSA Transportation Security Administration U.S. DOT United States Department of Transportation

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More airport operations/management academic programs at both the high school and community college levels would help the airport industry. With baby boomers currently reaching retirement age at the rate of 10,000 each day, and later generations much smaller in size, new employees are not entering the workforce swiftly enough to replace those leaving because of retirement, illness, and other complicating factors.

As a result, the aviation industry, like others, is experiencing a significant labor shortage. With no end in sight, the industry has joined forces in a number of unique partnerships in an effort to not only enhance the quality of current aviation graduates, but also stimulate interest in aviation careers among college students, high school students, and even middle school and elementary school students.

The TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program's ACRP Synthesis 103: Promoting Aviation Career Education in High Schools and Community Colleges points out the many characteristics of high school and community college aviation programs throughout the country, which could prove useful to airport management. By better understanding the academic programs producing the next generation of aviation professionals, airports can develop proactive efforts to promote the airport profession to aviation programs in their local area and influence young people to seriously consider airports as a viable career path, thus positively affecting the future of the airport industry.

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