Airline Deregulation 1978

Today's airline industry is radically different from what it was prior to 1978. At that time, the industry resembled a public utility, with a government agency, the Civil Aeronautics Board &#40CAB&#41, determining the routes each airline flew and overseeing the prices they charged. Today, it is a market-driven industry, with customer demand determining the levels of service and price.

The turning point was the Airline Deregulation Act, approved by Congress on October 24, 1978 and signed into law four days later by President Jimmy Carter. Pressure for airline deregulation had been building for many years, particularly among economists who pointed out, in numerous studies, that unregulated intrastate airfares were substantially lower than fares for interstate flights of comparable distances. However, it was a series of developments in the mid-1970s that intensified the pressure and brought the issue to a head. more>>

Creating the Future of Aviation

With retirement rates increasing and the aviation industry expanding, the demand for qualified personnel has never been greater.

Today, there are many challenging careers available in the aviation & aerospace industry. The complex operations of each company require many skilled employees and offer a wide variety of job opportunities. Those that want to join this dynamic industry, know that endless possibilities lie ahead.

AVSchools helps students find and research educational facilities that can open up their possibilities and prepare them for these openings. Our searchable directory provides students with a tool to find and explore aviation academies, universities, training centers, or flight schools. more >>

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History of Aviation

The first scheduled air service began in Florida on January 1, 1914. Glenn Curtiss had designed a plane that could take off and land on water and thus could be built larger than any plane to date, because it did not need the heavy undercarriage required for landing on hard ground. Thomas Benoist, an auto parts maker, decided to build such a flying boat, or seaplane, for a service across Tampa Bay called the St. Petersburg - Tampa Air Boat Line. His first passenger was ex-St. Petersburg Mayor A.C. Pheil, who made the 18-mile trip in 23 minutes, a considerable improvement over the two-hour trip by boat. The single-plane service accommodated one passenger at a time, and the company charged a one-way fare of $5. After operating two flights a day for four months, the company folded with the end of the winter tourist season. more >>

Aviation Career Overviews

Aviation offers many varied exciting and rewarding opportunities.

These pages provide information that is useful in making career decisions.

Entry level positions with an airline, cover a wide variety of operations and duties. Most of these positions involve extensive customer service contact requiring strong interpersonal and communication skills. No previous experience is required, although you may be required to work evening or early-morning hours, adhere to a strict physical appearance, and lift heavy objects. Entry level positions such as Pilot, or Mechanic require special licenses issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, and/or specific previous work experience. Specific hiring requirements for these positions may also be obtained by viewing the job posting details or contacting the specific airline.

To eliminate any confusion, all positions are regarded as customer service positions. Every second an airline employee spends with a passenger or potential passenger is critical. Most passengers choose their airline based on the quality of service received. Passengers may never see you, but they will remember their telephone conversation, the comfort of their flight, and the way their baggage arrived; safely, timely at the correct destination. They will thank you by flying your airline over and over again.


Engineer - Aerospace Engineer

Aircraft Manufacturing

Aerospace Workers - Aerospace Manufacturing and Assembly
Technician - Airframe Equipment and Engine Assembly
Scientist - Aeronautical and Astronautical Systems Design


Aviation Maintenance - Aircraft Mechanic (A&P) Non-Flying - Administrative Personnel
Non-Flying - Air Cargo Handler Non-Flying - Air Freight Agent
Non-Flying - Aircraft Fueler Non-Flying - Baggage Handler, Ground or Station Attendant
Non-Flying - Cabin Maintenance Mechanic Non-Flying - Cabin Serviceperson
Non-Flying - District Sales Manager Non-Flying - Driver
Non-Flying - Engineer Non-Flying - Flight Dispatcher
Non-Flying - Food Service Personnel Non-Flying - Ground Attendant
Non-Flying - GSE Mechanic Non-Flying - Instructor
Non-Flying - Meteorologist Non-Flying - Passenger Service Agent
Non-Flying - Professional Personnel Non-Flying - Ramp Planner
Non-Flying - Ramp Service Personnel Non-Flying - Reservation Sales Agent
Non-Flying - Sales Representative Non-Flying - Schedule Coordinator
Non-Flying - Sky Cap Non-Flying - Station Agent
Non-flying - Station Manager Non-Flying - Teletypist
Non-Flying - Ticket Agent


Assistant Airport Manager - Airport Management Director or Manager - Airport Operations
Engineer - Airport Engineer Fixed Based Operator - Airport FBO
Fixed Based Operator - Line Person Safety Personnel - Airport Safety and Security
Service Person - Airport Maintenance Terminal Concessionaire - Airport Terminal

Federal Government

FAA Air Traffic Control Specialist
   - Air Route Traffic Control Center
FAA Air Traffic Control Specialist
   - Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT)
FAA Air Traffic Control Specialist - Flight Service Station FAA Aviation Safety Inspector - Airworthiness
FAA Aviation Safety Inspector - GS-5/15 FAA Aviation Safety Inspector - Manufacturing
FAA Aviation Safety Inspector
   - Operations
FAA Electronics Technician
   - Airspace System Inspection 2
FAA Electronics Technician - Federal Aviation FAA Engineer - Federal Aviation Engineering
FAA Engineering Aid or Technician
   - FAA Engineering Aid or Technician
FAA Maintenance Mechanic
   - Maintenance and Mechanic
FAA Other Professional Employees
   - Civil Aeronautics Board
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
   - Accident Investigator
National Weather Service
   - Meteorologist and Meteorological Technician
   - Airspace System Inspection
Pilot - FAA Flight Test Pilot US Military Service Careers - Civilian
US Military Service Careers - Military

In Flight

Commercial Airplane or Helicopter Pilot - Commercial Flying Flight Attendant - Airline Flight Attendant
Flight Attendant - Corporate Flight Attendant Pilot - Agricultural Pilot
Pilot - Air Taxi or Charter Pilot Pilot - Airline Captain
Pilot - Copilot or First Officer Pilot - Corporate Pilot
Pilot - Ferry Pilot Pilot - Flight Engineer or Second Officer
Pilot - Flight Instructor Pilot - Helicopter Pilot
Pilot - Patrol Pilot Pilot - Test Pilot

State Government

Aviation Careers - Aeronautics Department or Commission

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