Engaging the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals
About Project ENGAP
The Project ENGAP movement was created following the publication of a book in March 2020 'Engaging the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals' by Dr Suzanne Kearns and over 40 international authors.
This Book was published with the intention of connecting the global community that is aviation and to create coordination of the activities for a common goal.
Dr Kearns and Simon Witts, a 40 year UK aviation professional committed to create an organisation that would 'activate' the work of the book and create practical plans to bring the book's work to life.
its work started in July 2020 and since then it has sparked ENGAP UK and ENGAP Canada, with more to follow across the world as we address the challenges faced by the global industry.
Our Social Impact
Our Social Impact
Project ENGAP sets out to create opportunities for all in the world in aviation. It is focusing on the three pillars of sustainability - Environment, Social and the Economy.
Sustainability is about meeting the needs of the present without sacrificing future generations' ability to meet their needs.
The aviation industry of 2020 was not sustainable for a number of reasons, including 'Flygskam' - flight shaming, people shortages, poor awareness of aviation environmental progress, airline profitability and so on.
Progress requires facing up to three main Industry Global Challenges:
Global Challenge 1 - Environmental Sustainability:
the need for accurate reporting of progress and data
new research and development
to keep innovating
Global Challenge 2 - Global Personnel Shortage
new national and international solutions
the right people with the right skills
diversity and inclusivity
Global Challenge 3 - keeping ahead of technology
engaging partners to stay at the cutting edge
engaging and supporting regulators and regulations
mobilising our nations' strengths
Project ENGAP, with its initial partners in the UK and Canada, seeks to play its role in addressing these challenges to rebuild our industry for life after the pandemic.
We are working with partners to activate practical plans for life after the pandemic
We are connecting the next generation of aviation professionals from all walks of life and backgrounds with future roles in the industry.
Facing up to the Global Challenges enables us to take a fresh look at what is required to Attract, Educate and Retain the people that the industry needs. This lays the foundations to Engage and Champion the changes required.
ENGAP UK is focusing on making the connection with partners to create the pathways into the industry that are needed to connect the next generation to the job roles that exist, whilst ensuring that they achieve the appropriate level of education and training with supporting qualifications.
The opportunities are then deployed via the IASTI projects into communities across the United Kingdom.
ENGAP Canada is focused on research towards a more sustainable future. It is planning to establish a hub of sustainable aviation and aerospace research, technology, and education. To foster transdisciplinary studies and cross-sector partnerships, focused on innovating the air transport sector and informing public policy, in support of a more sustainable future.
The Shipping Building
UB3 1HA, United Kingdom
The University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue
N2L 3G1, Canada
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