Los Angeles, California, 2017-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, more than 750 local high school students were introduced to careers in the aviation industry at the second annual LAX Aviation Career Day hosted by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The event occurred at the LAX’s Flight Path Museum & Learning Center, and was an opportunity to raise awareness of aviation-related careers, and curriculums many colleges offer for a future career in the air and space industry.
“LAX Aviation Career Day is a valuable and fun opportunity for local high school students to interact with pilots, astronauts, aircraft engineers, law enforcement officials, and other key players in aviation, to learn about exciting careers in the industry,” said LAWA Deputy Executive Director/Chief of External Affairs, Trevor Daley. “We hope that today’s event sparks the interest of these students, and that one day some of them will be back to be part of the Los Angeles World Airports team, whether in operations, with an airline, or in one of the multitude of other careers we have here at the airport and throughout the aviation industry.”
LAX Aviation Career Day featured more than 30 exhibitors including United Airlines, American Airlines, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Protection, Los Angeles Airport Police, NASA, aviation maintenance companies, and other aviation/aerospace companies.
At the event, student met pilots, flight attendants, and aviation law enforcement professionals, and viewed interactive exhibits, toured helicopters and Beechcraft and Cessna aircraft, and saw live demonstrations. LAX Aviation Career Day students participated from schools as the LAX area, to as far away as Anaheim. Participating schools included Manual Arts High School, STEM Academy of Hollywood, West Adams Preparatory High School, Roosevelt High School, Inglewood High School, Culver City High School, El Segundo High School, Saint Bernard High School, and Canyon High School Aviation Academy in Anaheim.
About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX is the fourth busiest airport in the world, second in the United States, and was named Skytrax’ 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports. LAX served more than 80.9 million passengers in 2016. LAX offers 737 daily nonstop flights to 100 cities in the U.S. and 1,386 weekly nonstop flights to 88 cities in 44 countries on 73 commercial air carriers. LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion. LAX handled 697,138 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2016.
An economic study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital-improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion, $966 million in state and local taxes, and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX is also the second most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram according to wego.com. LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.
For more information about LAX, please visit www.lawa.aero/lax or follow on Twitter @flyLAXAirport , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LAInternationalAirport , and on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/laxairport1. Information about LAX’s ongoing multi-billion-dollar LAX Modernization Program, as well as tips and shortcuts to help navigate LAX during construction, are available at www.LAXisHappening.com.
As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request.
SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports