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Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice
 

On improving the training of aircraft engineers

Vol. 20, Iss. 5, MAY 2021

Received: 8 February 2021

Received in revised form: 20 February 2021

Accepted: 10 March 2021

Available online: 28 May 2021

Subject Heading: ANALYSIS OF REFORM OF EDUCATION

JEL Classification: G34, L19, L93, O33, O57

Pages: 865–885

https://doi.org/10.24891/ea.20.5.865

Leonid B. SOBOLEV Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) (MAI), Moscow, Russian Federation
sobolevLB@yandex.ru

ORCID id: not available

Subject. The article continues the discussion about the method of training aircraft engineers to work in the military and civil segments of aviation and rocket-and-space industry.
Objectives. The purpose is to improve the training of Russian engineers to work in the competitive market environment, on the basis of the analysis of experience in training the aviation engineers in leading foreign technical universities.
Methods. The study rests on the comparative analysis of implementation of major projects in the military and civil segments of aviation in the U.S. and Russia, as well as programs for training aircraft engineers in both countries.
Results. The analysis shows that the duration of modern large military aviation projects in both countries is the same (the comparison of cost is impossible, due to information protection in Russia), while in the civil segment of the aviation industry, Russia's lagging behind is significant both in terms of the duration of projects and performance results. One of the reasons is in the poor training of aircraft engineers to work in the competitive environment.
Conclusions. It is crucial to reform Russian aviation universities in terms of conformity to global trends in multidisciplinarity and differentiation of financing and research base.

Keywords: military aviation project, civil aviation project, technical university, reform, staff training

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