Welcome to the latest edition of Fast Forward! In this issue, we’re taking to the sky to explore career options in one of transportation’s most exciting modes. Get ready to discover the opportunities waiting for you in the aviation industry!

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National Transportation Week, May 13-19, 2017

Have you ever stopped to think about how important transportation is to you and our quality of life in the United States? Just the phrase “Trains, planes and automobiles” says a lot about transportation in the United States.

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Aerial view of an airport in Hawaii.

A Challenge for Our Generation

One of the major challenges currently facing the transportation industry is reducing its carbon footprint. Over 90% of the fuel that powers the transportation system is petroleum-based.

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A plane takes off from a snowy runway.

Achieving Engineering Success

Each year in America, thousands of flights are delayed or cancelled due to snow, ice, freezing rain, and freezing fog. According to The Wall Street Journal, over 70,000 flights were cancelled due to weather in 2014.

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Careers in Aviation

There are lots of careers to choose from in Aviation. Here are just a few to get you started.

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A plane soars through the open sky.

Soar to Success

What can you achieve in an aviation career? Megan Ryerson, Ph.D. is a professor of transportation planning and engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

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The National Airspace System Gets an Upgrade

Robert Hemm is an aviation industry expert who spoke with Fast Forward about innovative technologies that have the potential to transform the aviation industry.

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An airplane takes off behind an air traffic control tower

The Sky’s the Limit in Aviation

What are your career options in the aviation industry? There are a lot more options than just pilot, flight attendant, air traffic controller, baggage handler, or TSA agent.

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Ten Neat Facts About Aviation

Check out these awesome facts and figures about the Aviation industry! How many of them do you already know?

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Fast Forward: Volume 3 Issue 7 – Aviation