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ANALYZING THE 2020 AEA RATE & LABOR SURVEY
Continued from page 31

ENTRAL
ENTRAL

Heading into the fourth quarter, uncertainty prevails
as schools begin their academic years in one fashion
or another, and infections surge in a second coming
in more than half the nation. Noting the results of a
separate survey, Adamson said avionics repair stations
are " just watching their spending, not furloughing
anyone, but also not hiring anyone. "

work hours and/or pay, while others still report
the ongoing challenge of finding and hiring new
technicians.
As reported by the AEA Avionics Market Report,
forward-fit suffered a significant decline in the second
quarter, a reality explained by that quarter's report on
Business Expectations
aircraft
shipments
and
billings
by
the
General
Aviation
GERS' SALARIES (% of Managers)
Predicting what their business would do in the coming
Manufacturers Association. Production numbers
12 months is the only component of the AEA Rate &
4% 5%
%
compared
previous year dropped 13.3% for
Labor Survey that reflected our current unpredictability.
5% (%toofthe
GERS' SALARIES
Managers)
piston airplanes, 26.7%
Each region reported
for
business
jets,
and
4% 5%
huge shifts in what the
%
13%
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REGION
5%for turboprops.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS : (%
Shops Offering)
34.2%
future may hold.
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the
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respondents
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%
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (% of Shops Offering)
protective equipment
and East expected their
80
70%
did $46-55K
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business to remain the
100
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60
shortfall,
but it did help
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5K
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victims.
and 28% in the East
$66-75K $56-65K
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20
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expected static growth.
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continue to suffer, but Adamson saidIndretrofit business
to anticipated growth were also similar, down from 61%
will probably sustain their pandemic workload because
to 36% in the West, and down from 69% to 35% in the
repair stations are perfectly situated for contactless
East. Central region expectations of growth dropped
interaction with customers and socially distanced
only 20 points, from 69% to 49%.
technicians working with the hangar doors open.
The number of shops seeing a decline in their
" One shop owner told me his techs were in heaven, "
business increased only 2% in the West, up from 12%,
Adamson said. " They are busy. They love being able to
and up from 3% in the Central region. The East reported
walk into the shop, open the hangar doors, listen to their
a five-fold increase, from 3% in 2019 to 15% in 2020.
music, and work on airplanes without having to interact
The mix of aircraft the respondents maintained saw
with anyone. "
some significant changes. Out West, pistons jumped
But that's certainly not the case nationwide. And
13 points to 96% and jets increased 14 points to 64%.
when one combines the unpredictable consequences
Turboprops and rotorcraft returned the more traditional
of COVID-19 with vast, roaring West Coast fires and
annual variations that result from a different cohort of
the endless series of hurricanes that have drenched the
respondents, up 6 to 89% for turboprops and down 4 to
eastern third of the nation, one may be surprised that
68% for rotorcraft.
shop rates in these areas have not increased by more
The East returned changes in line with annual
than reported.
variations, but all of them were down. Pistons dropped

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