5.4 Literature Review: Final Version 5.4 Literature Review: Final Version 12/19/18 Stephen Colangelo Embry-Riddle Worldwide
5.4 Literature Review: Final Version Introduction Today, the aviation world might seem as though it is doing just fine, passengers traveling daily to destinations all over the world. What people don’t realize is that just upon the horizon there is a problem that could stall the airline industry into a tailspin. Back in 2008, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was facing a difficult issue. The required retirement age for pilots was 60 years old at the time, making almost all of the baby boomer pilots to retire. This would cause major difficulties for the airlines, as they wouldn’t have anyone to fly their aircraft, creating thousands of canceled flights. The FAA of course couldn’t allow this to happen, so they changed the required retirement age from 60, to 65 ( Fraher, 2014) . With more pilots understanding and realizing the differences between military career and civilian careers as well as the lessening benefits with civilian careers, many are either staying put in military flying or leaving aviation altogether (Susan, 1991) . Literature Review With a potential pilot shortage occurring now and developing over the coming years, we must understand why the aviation industry and in particular, career pilot, is being chosen less as a career path. By understanding why, we can implement solutions and understanding the root problem will assist in increasing pilots in the aviation industry. Discussing the evaluation of the effects of the new norms for the traditional validity and clinical scale scores of the MMPI-2 in a group of individuals, airline pilot applicants who were taking the test in a preemployment ( Ahmadi, 2007) . Also discusses airline pilot applicants on
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