Aviation manpower in short supply in Africa

Aviation expert, Kamata Joel, has said that having the appropriate number of skilled workers in the aviation industry in Africa still poses a serious challenge. He stated at the weekend in his presentation to Aviation and Allied Publication that in the fields of air navigation services and air transport, there was still a remarkable gap between the staff in hand and the optimum number needed for the continuous and safe provision of the respective services.

At the beginning of the second half of the year 2022, it was recorded that the African aviation industry will require over 65,000 staff amongst them pilots, technicians and crew members by 2041. Though a lot of corrective actions are being taken by the different key actors to reduce the manpower shortage, nowadays, in every African country, having the appropriate number of skilled workers is still a big issue.

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