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Current and future opportunities in aeronautical engineeringCurrent demand for aeronautical engineers is approximately balanced with supply, with some shortfall in certain specialties. In the near term (5 years), demand will exceed supply of new graduates. A number of factors have brought on the state of imbalance: (1) the cyclic nature of the demand of our defense requirements; (2) drastic changes in DOD aircraft procurement; (3) the emergence of the space age; (4) evolution of social attitudes toward technology with resultant decline in enrollments; and (5) the universities themselves through their influences in the direction of careers selected by engineers. These factors have been counteracted somewhat by increased DOD emphasis on aircraft development programs but more importantly by the favorable growth in civil aircraft requirements.
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Conference Paper
Brizendine, J. C. (McDonnell-Douglas Corp. Saint Louis, MO, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Res. Center NASA(Univ. Conf. on Aeron.
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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