Importance of Aviation for Future of Balochistan

 Moosa Karim Baloch
Over the decade’s aviation industry has been growing and expanding rapidly throughout the world but unfortunately, the locals of Balochistan are scarcely found in this field whether at a national or an international level. However, new routes, new destinations, new rules, and the latest high equipped aircraft are continuing to appear in the aviation market throughout the world, and on the other hand, the death of rapid and sustainable growth has been one of the censorious issues for all the alliances in the aviation industry to find qualified and proficient human intellections in Balochistan.
Furthermore, the question of how to attract the young generation of Balochistan to aviation is high on the agenda of the aviation recruiting professionals in order to shape the future of aviation in the province properly by being able to meet the needs of the industry is by hiring the natives of Balochistan.
To put it another way, according to research made by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) a couple of years ago, the aviation industry supports $2.7 trillion (3.6%) of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) and the world’s airlines carry over four billion passengers a year and nearly 62 million tonnes of freight. Providing these services generates 10.2 million direct jobs within the air transport industry and has $704.4 billion direct GDP impacts and $637.8 billion indirect GDP impacts.

there is a need for 635,000 pilots, 622,000 technicians, and 858,000 cabin crew worldwide in the next twenty years

Nevertheless, the above-mentioned information gives us a precise idea of the volume of the direct and indirect aviation businesses and the prepossessing employment necessities all around the world.
Moreover, Boeing, one of the biggest aircraft manufacturers publishes another important report that there is a need for 635,000 pilots, 622,000 technicians, and 858,000 cabin crew worldwide in the next twenty years and according to ICAO’s 2019 reports that the next 20 years airline will add up to 25 new aircraft to the current 17,000 strong commercial fleets and it further states that by 2026, 480,000 technicians will be needed to maintain these aircraft and over 350,000 pilots to fly them.
This picture is of Crew of Silver-spitfire captured at Gwadar International Airport, Balochistan during their mission of the longest flight around the world.
Ironically, it goes without saying that by having a clear glance at the mentioned reports above regarding the aviation business then it is for sure the jobs of being a pilot, technician, and crew worker pop up in your mind. However, aviation trades are not only limited to these three jobs but also to a wide range of aviation-related jobs including air traffic control, aeronautical engineer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, ground staff, passenger services, ticketing and reservation staff, customer service representatives, administrative staff, security and vigilance staff, loadmasters, medical doctors, aviation psychologists and many many more.
Now the question that makes me thought-provoking is: how will we find out the right person for the right position and how will we meet our needs for qualified aviation staff? Whilst, many of the firms and institutions are working on encouraging the young generation to get them towards aviation. As in 2019 Good wood pilots, Matt Jones and Steve Brooks flew silver-spitfire flights around the world. A world war-II restored spitfire-aircraft that flew 27,000 miles around the world by the co-founders of Boultbee Flight Academy. Steve Brooks, who was the first person to fly a helicopter from the North Pole to the South Pole, said that their aim for the longest flight is to encourage the young generation to get into aviation and to inspire everyone who encounters this wonderful silver-spitfire aircraft to achieve their ambitions be it daring, unusual and challenging.
The writer is a Communication Assist of the Civil Aviation Authority at Gwadar International Airport.

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