Aviation and Its Role

Aviation is one of the most global industries, connecting people, cultures, and businesses across continents.

Aviation provides the only rapid worldwide transportation network, making it essential for global business. It generates economic growth, facilitates international trade and tourism, as well as create millions of jobs.


One of the industries that rely most heavily on aviation is tourism. Tourism is the key pillar of economic development and growth of many developing countries. These countries rely on a steady inflow of tourists, without which, their economies would decline significantly as the current pandemic demonstrates.

Air connectivity is a key driver for growth for these attractive tourist destinations. Advances in air transport have changed the way people and businesses connect with each other. More people in more parts of the world than ever before are taking advantage of safe, fast, and efficient travel.

Enabling Trade

Air transport is vital to many industries’ global supply chains, facilitating international trade, particularly for valuables and perishable goods. Robust delivery is essential to businesses that rely on urgent delivery such as parts for machinery and equipment and medical supplies.

Exporters of perishable goods such as food and flowers – many of whom are located in developing countries – can only reach export markets by air, providing growth to developing countries that benefit from such trade.

Supporting Employment

According to research done by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), the global air transport sector supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in global economic activity. Some of these roles are within the industry itself, at airports, for airlines, and in civil aerospace and air navigation services.

There are many types of airport-based jobs in the aviation industry allowing you to work in a wide variety of roles. Some of those roles include:

  • Pilots and air traffic controllers
  • Air traffic control and airport spatial planning
  • Airport management and executive roles
  • Customer service roles in airline ticketing, check-in, cabin crew, and retail

No matter what aviation management career path you hope to take, it’s important to always focus on furthering your knowledge and honing your leadership skills.

Obtaining an aviation diploma or aviation management degree is a great first step to getting the training you need to see yourself succeed in one of the many in-demand aviation careers.

Start your aviation management program or studies journey today! Check out our Aviation Diploma programme.


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