Concorde Battery Corporation Donates to Local High School

Chris Holder of Concorde Battery Corporation presents a check for the Cumberland County High School aviation program to Orville Hale, aviation instructor, accepting on behalf of the school.

Concorde Battery Corporation, one of the world’s leading aviation battery manufacturers, has donated $1,000 to Cumberland County High School’s new Aviation Career Training Education program.

“Today’s high school students will be the pilots and technicians that keep the aircraft of tomorrow in the air” stated Chris Holder, Concorde’s Eastern US Sales Manager. “As a company that is actively involved in the day-to-day operation of aircraft worldwide, we recognize the need to support programs like the one Cumberland County High School is trying to build. The upcoming projected shortage of personnel to pilot and maintain our aircraft is an industry problem and Concorde wants to be a leader in addressing this issue.”

According to a study published by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) - Global and Regional 20-year Forecasts – Pilots, Maintenance Personnel and Air Traffic Controllers, ICAO estimates the number of commercially-operated aircraft will have jumped from 61,833 in 2010 to 151,565 between 2010 and 2030, and the number of departures from around 26 million to almost 52 million. This would more than double the current number of pilots, maintenance personnel and air traffic controllers worldwide.

More than two million jobs are projected for pilots, maintenance personnel and air traffic controllers as a result of the retirement of qualified professionals and the anticipated growth of commercial air transport to the year 2030.

Concorde Battery Corporation supplies over 100 models of original equipment and direct replacement valve regulated sealed lead acid batteries for fixed wing, rotorcraft, and unmanned aircraft. Concorde batteries are installed as original equipment by the majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.



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