Boeing forecasts rising demand for pilots, mechanics

Pilots in Simulator; Pilots on flight deck; Female Co-Pilot; Male African-American Pilot; K66420-03

At this week’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Boeing released a new forecast showing continued strong demand for airline pilots and maintenance technicians as the world’s airlines add 38,000 airplanes to the global fleet over the next 20 years.

Boeing’s 2015 Pilot and Technician Outlook projects that between 2015 and 2034, the world will require 558,000 new airline pilots and 609,000 new airline maintenance technicians. [Read more…]

Global Jet’s e-learning takes off

Global Jet Services, a maintenance training provider, has launched its first online training course for maintenance technicians.

The course teaches technicians the fundamentals of pitot-static systems and how to use Barfield’s 450 pitot-static test equipment to conduct static/altimeter system tests, according to company officials. It also demonstrates how to set up test equipment based on step-by-step procedures.

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