Aircraft mechanic school coming to CVG as industry goes through shortage
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will be home to a new aircraft mechanic school starting in 2024.
Epic Flight Academy partnered with FEAM Aero to break ground Monday at CVG for a facility that can house as many as 300 students and staff, according to CVG.
“This area, the need is just unbelievable,” said Epic Flight Academy COO Josh Rawlins. “From when we first came up here, we were blown away with the airport and just the demand for mechanics. It was far greater than we could ever imagine”
CVG backed up Rawlins’ comment about the high demand for aircraft mechanic positions in the Tri-State, but the industry as a whole is experiencing a shortage, according to an Aviation Technician Education Council report.
A January 2023 report says the shortage “will persist and even worsen over the next 10 years.”
The result, according to the report published by Oliver Wyman, could be fewer flights.
“The opening of this new school at CVG Airport is a significant step towards our goals of helping to expand the aviation maintenance technician workforce and diversifying the industry,” said Cam Murphy, President, of FEAM Aero.
The aircraft mechanic school is expected to be completed by early 2024 with enrollment at the location to commence soon thereafter
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