Rising demand for commercial pilots
According to AviationVoice.com Boeing projects that 558,000 new commercial airline pilots and 609,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed to fly and maintain the world’s fleet over the next 20 years. The U.S. airlines are already facing the early stages of a pilot shortage that could boost labor costs and even constrain growth.
Although Asia Pacific remains the region with the highest demand— 40 percent of the world’s required pilots and technicians. Other parts of the world will see the big increase of demand for skilled aviation specialists . . .