Before the global economic crisis, there was a lot of talk in the aviation MRO community about finding and retaining good maintenance and engineering staff. Several companies had started working with local training organizations and offering apprenticeships.
With some MROs laying off people now, what impact will this have long-term on the industry? Will these people come back when the industry rebounds? In previous recessions and economic hard times, some maintenance and engineering professional simply left aviation.
What short- and long-term impact will these layoffs have to MRO?
[Asked by Lee Ann Tegtmeier on Aviation Week Forum]