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Higher education aviation programs in Greece: a missed opportunity or a challenge to meet?

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dc.contributor.author Malagas, Konstantinos
dc.contributor.author Fragoudaki, Alexandra
dc.contributor.author Kourousis, Kyriakos I.
dc.contributor.author Nikitakos, Nikitas
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-20T10:09:15Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-20T10:09:15Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6374
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The air transport industry in Greece has been experiencing a significant growth. However, higher education has missed so far this export opportunity. Public universities and technological educational institutes have very limited undergraduate offerings in the fields of aeronautical engineering and aircraft maintenance technology, respectively. These programs are offered only in the local language, practically restricting them to the indigenous market. Postgraduate offerings are currently inexistent. This study proposes a generic model for undergraduate and postgraduate aviation programs. This model, aligning with the world's best practice in aviation education, would have to be adjusted to meet the Greek aviation industry. A preliminary investigation to identify the characteristics of the model was conducted in the Greek aviation industry, through a survey supported with in-depth interviews. The research findings suggest that it is necessary to invest in the strengths of the Greek aviation industry (aviation services and aircraft maintenance) and the strategic advantages of the country (climate favorable for flight training and touristic attractiveness). The need for a postgraduate aviation program is highlighted, in contrast to the introduction of an undergraduate program, which came up as less desirable. Moreover, the need for export-driven target-oriented synergies between industry and academia has been a key observation. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Instituto de Aeronautica e Espaco (I A E) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management;9 (4), pp. 510-518
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5028/jatm.v9i4.888
dc.subject aviation en_US
dc.subject aviation education en_US
dc.subject aviation training en_US
dc.subject air transport en_US
dc.subject higher education en_US
dc.subject universities en_US
dc.title Higher education aviation programs in Greece: a missed opportunity or a challenge to meet? en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-12-20T09:59:04Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.5028/jatm.v9i4.888
dc.identifier.doi 10.5028/jatm.v9i4.888
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2727838
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal Of Aerospace Technology And Management
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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