LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Workforce and A&D's Future
When AVIATION WEEK launched its 13th annual Workforce Study earlier this year, we were not entirely sure what the data would reveal. The study reflects trends across about 80% of the U.S. aerospace and defense industry. Keep in mind, thought leaders have been warning for years about an impending silent crisis: an irreplaceable loss of the knowledge, experience and wisdom that underpin the industry, or in plain English, a brain drain.