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.
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.
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.
There are lots of careers to choose from in Aviation. Here are just a few to get you started.
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.
Robert Hemm is an aviation industry expert who spoke with Fast Forward about innovative technologies that have the potential to transform the aviation industry.
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.
Check out these awesome facts and figures about the Aviation industry! How many of them do you already know?