2017 MRO Business Outlook - ARSA

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Aviation Maintenance Industry Outlook

The Business of Aviation Maintenance

The 2017 ARSA member survey asked respondents to consider a variety of business issues. As they have been for several years, respondents were optimistic - the majority predict both market and workforce expansion, but recognize challenges finding technical workers.

Nearly 60 percent of ARSA survey respondents expect their revenue and markets to grow in the next year; practically none foresee contraction. To support this expansion, businesses will either add positions overall (55 percent) or at least hire to keep pace with attrition (44 percent). Unfortunately, finding the right people is challenging. Eighty-two percent of respondents reported having at least some difficulty finding qualified workers to fill technical positions – nearly a third have had “a lot of difficulty.” More than half of this year’s respondents have vacancies, with an average of 19 per facility.  

Source: 2017 ARSA Member Survey

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