The problem of MRO personnel shortages: is there a way out?

Event MRO Russia & CIS 2020
Organiser ATO Events
Event Date 10.03.2020
Press Release Date 17.02.2020

A shortage of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) specialists has become a major problem for the Russian aircraft industry. Typically, the average age of MRO specialists is now approaching retirement age, while the education system in its current form cannot cope with the task of providing the industry with sufficient new personnel. Furthermore, the profession remains unattractive for young people and, as a result, good specialists are in high demand with airlines competing for them, a situation which has led to increased headhunting activity and staff turnover, which in turn is negatively affecting the level of MRO services in general.

Major players, such as S7 Technics, have their own dedicated training centres which smaller players and regional operators cannot afford. At the same time, the Russian market is becoming more and more advanced, with an influx of hi-tech aviation aircraft and equipment that also requires the appropriate knowledge and skills to maintain. That is why, at the upcoming MRO Russia & CIS exhibition and conference, which is being held on March 10-11, the critical personnel shortages issue has been given special attention.

At the event, Stanislav Ryzhkov, deputy director for educational and methodological work at the Yegoryevsk aviation technical college, will be sharing how training centres can adapt their MRO programmes in accordance with the current trends. The Yegoryevsk aviation technical college is one of the leading specialised educational institutions in Russia for training such technical specialists.

Demand is so strong that only 15 percent of the free exhibition space is left: so don’t lose your chance to book your place in the exhibition area.

How it was in 2019:

The event is sponsored by S7 Technics, Lufthansa Technik

Sponsorship support: Satair, TP Aerospace, Zina Flight, Tulpar Technic, Tulpar Air, Power Jet, Kuehne + Nagel

Exhibition organizer: ATO Events

Conference organizer: Infomost Consulting

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