Airlines and independent companies that specialize in aircraft maintenance are the major employers of aircraft maintenance engineers. Others work for small employers in general aviation, including business aviation, air taxis, the police, air ambulance, surveying, agriculture and pilot training.
Air carriers around the globe take delivery of tens of thousands of new commercial jetliners and there is already extraordinary nary demand of people to maintain these airplanes. The need of qualified technicians is increasing rapidly.
According to renowned aircraft manufacturer Boeing, the need for maintenance personnel is largest in the Asia Pacific region, which will require 268,000 new technical personnel. Airlines in North America will require 127,000, Europe 118,000, the Middle East 66,000, Latina America 50,000, CIS/ Russia 26,000, and Africa 24,000.
New Technicians by region (2016-2035)