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The Aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) sector is currently riding a wave of significant growth, with projections indicating a thriving future. According to Mordor Intelligence, the Commercial MRO market is set to reach $98.76B by 2029, showcasing a robust upward trajectory. Precedence Research predicts an even more impressive figure, estimating the MRO market size to soar to $129.70B by 2032. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 4% job growth for Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians from 2022-2032.

However, a critical talent shortage threatens to disrupt this trajectory. Consulting firm Oliver Wyman warns that the MRO industry will face a shortage of 43,000-47,000 technicians by 2027, compounded by an aging workforce and a scarcity of skilled talent. MRO leaders and hiring managers must look for new solutions to bridge this gap and prepare for increased market demand.

Military-Trained Aviation Mechanics: The Strategic Solution

Approximately 100,000 Active Duty service members possess the necessary experience to be eligible for FAA certification, offering a substantial solution to the talent shortage. Yet, transitioning into civilian roles presents its own set of challenges, deterring qualified applicants. FAA certification requirements can be a prolonged process, ranging from months to years, further complicated if service members’ records do not accurately reflect their experience.

Orion Talent’s Military Hiring Solutions for the Aviation MRO Industry bridge the gap between military experience and FAA certification, leading to a civilian career in the MRO industry.  Our specialized team of Military Aerospace Recruiters plays a pivotal role, offering essential education and guidance to Military Aviation Mechanics transitioning from Active Duty. We guide candidates in documenting their experience, obtaining necessary signatures, and applying for FAA certification while still on Active Duty. By the time they leave the military, Orion’s Military Aviation Mechanics are FAA eligible, ready to undergo the testing and examination phase for their Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) License.

The Orion Difference – How Does This Work?

Cost-Effective Training and Onboarding

Orion Talent's HireSkills® team collaborates with companies to explore funding options from the Department of Defense or Department of Labor. This allows candidates to undergo training while still receiving active duty pay, resulting in a significantly reduced cost of training and onboarding.

Customized Solutions for Your Company: Enhance Your Existing Training Program or Build a Workforce Development Program

Orion Talent enables your company to create a talent pipeline of FAA-certified Aviation Mechanics to meet your specific needs. Whether your company has an existing training program or needs assistance in building a workforce development program, Orion can tailor solutions. The DoD SkillBridge can be explored to offset training costs, and our HireSkills® team can design a cost-effective workforce development program, leveraging industry partnerships and DoD SkillBridge.

Recruiting the Right Candidates for Your Roles

For roles demanding A&P certification, Orion’s Military Search recruiting team can source and recruit former military Aviation Mechanics who have completed all phases of their A&P testing. If your company requires positions within Aerospace Manufacturing that don't mandate an A&P license, Orion will source and recruit experienced military Aviation Mechanics ready to contribute to your team.


Experience Orion Talent's Military Hiring Solutions for the Aviation MRO Industry

In a landscape where innovation and adaptability are paramount, Orion Talent stands as the bridge connecting skilled military Aviation Mechanics with the growing needs of the MRO industry. Explore our new MRO page to discover more about how we can elevate your organization in the face of industry challenges. Alternatively, fill out this form to learn more, and a member of Orion’s Aerospace Recruitment team will promptly reach out to you.

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