WHAT'S UP WITH THE BUILD-A-PLANE PROGRAM?

The International Air Transportatoin Association released the following numbers in 2017:

  • By 2036, The IATA expects 7.8 billion passenggers to travel; double the number of passengerrs expected to fly in 2019.
  • The USA will need 193,000 aircraft maintenance technicians
  • Europe will need 137,000 aircraft maintenance technicians.

There are other areas across the globe, including the middle east, Latin America, Africa and Russia and Central Asia...They all need AT's.

To meet those needs, we'll need approximately 769,000 aircraft maintenance techs globally by 2038.

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SUPPORT AND LEARN MORE AT THE SPAGHETTI DINNER ON SATURDAY

Flight Expo, Inc. believes that by increasing the exposure of aircraft to kids at an early age, is the key to helping meet those needs. I mean seriously....how many little kids love airplanes? I don't remember ever learning anything about airplanes in school. Wouldn't it be neat to help your kids learn something they love, that they may not see exposure to again until they're adults? Without programs like this, that could be the reality.

This coming Saturday, January 25th at the Princeton VFW, you can bring your kids that love airplanes, and help in the mission by attending the spahgetti dinner from 4-8 pm.

For more information, you can click HERE now, for ticket information.

To listen to the complete interview  on "It Matters with Kelly Cordes on WJON" from Wednesday January 22nd with Sharon Sandberg, click on the play button below.

KELLY CORDES INTERVIEW WITH SHARON SANDBERG

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