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Aerospace sector in Thailand to create more than 10,000 jobs

Staff Writer |
The Thailand aerospace sector is expected to grow rapidly due to expansion in its fleet size and the rising trend of the migration of Commercial MRO activities to the APAC region, creating new job opportunities.

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The aviation industry in Thailand has seen the emergence of a number of new players over the past few years and the commercial MRO sector currently has around 3,750 technicians and engineers.

"As demand in the Thailand aerospace industry continues to grow rapidly, the supply side of the industry will have to expand in order to cater to this increasing demand.

"Thailand's key to success in developing its aerospace manufacturing and MRO industry is its availability of skilled labour. MRO activities are especially reliant on skilled labour as certification and qualifications are a prerequisite for MRO personnel to conduct maintenance and repair activities," said Nishant Dey, Consultant at Frost & Sullivan.

He continued, "A total of 7,700 new technician and engineer jobs are expected to be created in the commercial MRO space over the 20-year period from 2017 to 2037. While approximately 4,000 people will be employed in the sector by the end of 2017, the number is forecasted to touch 10,000 by 2035. About 90% of these new jobs are for technicians while engineers make up the remaining 10%."

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