Airplane Mechanics: A Farm Team For Everyone Else?

Talk of jobs — or lack of them — dominates the national conversation right now. But there are places in the economy where willing, qualified workers are hard to come by.


Having turned Hendricks into a talented structural mechanic, this is the time period the company is most likely to lose him to the competition. Plenty of times that competition is not even aviation but another industry altogether — the natural gas industry is big in Oklahoma and Texas, for example.

Of course, this drives AAR mad with frustration, as if it's some farm team for everyone else's highly trained mechanics.

 

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