Every year, the aviation industry encounters new challenges and opportunities. If you’re an aviation professional, such changes can happen suddenly and beyond your grasp.
This is why it’s best to step back and get whatever reliable and advanced information we can, that can help us chart our future in the aviation industry.
Unfortunately, the Philippines was unable to make appropriate investments in air transport infrastructure. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Philippines needs to improve and expand the capacity of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The NAIA was designed to accommodate 30 million passengers but is now handling 40 million. Clearly, Manila needs a stronger and more accessible airport hub that maximizes the availability of current establishments at NAIA. More airports need to be built to facilitate the growth of the country’s aviation industry.
Contagious diseases and epidemics
The rise of infectious diseases like HIV, SARS, Zika Virus, as well as animal diseases, can hinder people’s desire to travel. The threat of diseases also presents health and safety issues that the aviation industry must address globally.
Extreme weather conditions
Weather and climate-related events such as temperature changes, storms, droughts, wildfires, and snowfall always present a challenge to the aviation industry. However, because of the effects of climate change, weather events are becoming more extreme and unpredictable. This makes it more urgent for the industry to gather information and heed advanced warnings.
Alternative fuels and energy sources
Conventional fuels for aircraft have become very costly. This makes it imperative for the industry to look into the use of bioenergy, fuel cells, and other alternative energy sources for aircraft.
The next decade will bring in alternative modes of transport, greater data transparency, more advanced manufacturing tools and materials, and quantum computing. At the same time, there are also growing threats against cybersecurity, especially in the field of aviation. All these make it necessary for the industry to invest in technological innovations.
The most influential changes in the aviation industry include population growth, global aging, and middle-class growth in African and Asia-Pacific countries. Aside from these, more travelers are expected to arrive from non-traditional places where the middle-class is growing. But the challenge is, the industry should meet the demands of passengers and at the same time, propose strategies to promote tourism.
Changes and challenges in the future are inevitable–but with preparation and the right information, we can turn these into opportunities for growth. WCC Aviation School provides the preparation and information you need to succeed in the aviation industry. WCC is an ideal training ground for aspiring aviation professionals. For more information, visit their website or have a tour of their campus now!
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