Boeing projects the world will face an unprecedented demand for pilots and aviation maintenance technicians over the next 20 years as global economies expand and airlines take delivery of tens of thousands of new commercial airplanes.
At the Farnborough International Airshow, Boeing released the 2012 Pilot and Technician Outlook, which indicates that by 2031 the world will require 460,000 new commercial airline pilots and 601,000 new airline maintenance technicians.
Projected demand by region:
- North America – 69,000 pilots and 92,500 technicians
- Asia Pacific – 185,600 pilots and 243,500 technicians
- Europe – 100,900 pilots and 129,700 technicians
- Middle East – 36,100 pilots and 53,700 technicians
- Latin America – 42,000 pilots and 47,300 technicians
- Africa – 14,500 pilots and 16,200 technicians
- Russia and CIS – 11,900 pilots and 18,100 technicians
For more information: Boeing.com
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