Boeing Predicts Rising Demand for Pilots and Technicians

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Boeing has projected that the world will require nearly 1.2 million new pilots and maintenance technicians over the next 20 years, according to their recent outlook forecast.

The industry forecast has predicted a rising demand for pilots and technicians, and the world’s airlines are estimated to add 38,000 new aircraft to the global fleet.

Around 558,000 new commercial airline pilots and 609,000 commercial airline maintenance technicians will be required to keep the aircraft in the air.

The recent figures show the personnel demand between 2015 and 2034 and indicate that pilot demand has increased more than 4 percent from last year. The demand for maintenance technicians has increased by approximately 5 percent.

In a recent news release, Vice President of Boeing Flight Services Sherry Carbary said:

"We will continue to increase the amount of training we provide, enabling our customers to satisfy the world's growing appetite for air travel. The challenge of meeting the global demand for airline professionals will not be solved by one company alone.”

“Aircraft manufacturers, airlines, training equipment manufacturers, training delivery organizations, regulatory agencies and educational institutions are all stepping up to meet the increasing need to train and certify pilots and technicians."

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