If you asked aircraft maintenance engineers who were in the industry years prior to the global health crisis that began late in the year 2019, you would hear great tales of rising wages, high demand for skilled workers and improving working conditions across the board.

Without a doubt “it was the best of times and the worst of times” were lurching with no one the wiser. This article is coming to the public in the middle of the crisis, when uncertainty and despair are not scarce commodity.

We can already see light at the end of the tunnel in July of 2020, which is helpful. History offers good indication that disruption is followed by fundamental structural changes.

One of the changes we expect to see with respect to aviation jobs is with the entrance of Electrically powered Vertical Take-Off and Landing [eVTOL] aircraft into non-militarized operation.