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The aviation industry incorporates all business directly involved with air travel and transportation by airplane, helicopter, and unmanned aircraft, such as drones. The key players of the aviation industry are aircraft manufacturers, airlines, airports, regulatory bodies, and aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). The aviation industry is crucial for global commerce and travel, connecting goods and people across continents, countries, and cultures.


Aerospace Engineering

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, aerospace engineers design, develop, and test aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they create and test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

Air Traffic Control

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of aircraft, including within the vicinity of airports and between altitude sectors and control centers, so that they maintain safe distances.

Aircraft Maintenance

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft.

Aviation Management

Aviation managers oversee the operations and management of aviation-related activities within an organization such as overseeing flight operations, ensuring compliance with safety regulations, managing personnel, and coordinating logistics. Aviation managers may work for airlines, airports, aviation companies, government agencies, or corporate flight departments.

Aviation Safety

Aviation safety consists of the efforts made to ensure aircrafts are free from defects/issues that may lead to injury or loss. Aviation safety professionals train and advise staff on new regulations and requirements.

Cabin Crew

Cabin crew members provide customer service to an airline’s customers while adhering to corporate and government safety regulations. Cabin crew members include, but are not limited to, flight attendants.

Civil and Military Aviation

Civil aviation encompasses both private and commercial flying, and it primarily consists of scheduled air transport and general aviation. Military aviation involves operating and commanding aircraft for the military.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, airline and commercial pilots are tasked with flying and navigating airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft.

Flight Instruction

Flight instructors teach prospective pilots how to fly through classroom instruction methods, simulators, and live flight instruction.

Aviation Transport/Logistics

Aviation logistics refers to all the activities required to ensure that passengers and/or cargo are moved at the right time to the correct location by air transportation.


  • Cape Air
  • Endeavor Air
  • Flexjet
  • Mike Gouilan Aviation
  • Republic Airways
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


Professional Pilots Association (PPA)

Aircraft Owners Pilots Association (AOPA)

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Careers

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)

Women in Aviation International (WAI)

Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP)

National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA)


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