Thursday, August 10, 2017

Boeing Sees Need for 1.2 Million Pilots and Technicians by 2036

Boeing expects the world’s commercial aviation industry will require more than 1.2 million pilots and mechanics over the next 20 years, placing an unprecedented strain on airline recruiters and training organizations to keep up with demand. According to Boeing, the airline industry will require 637,000 new pilots, 648,000 new mechanics and 839,000 cabin crew members during the period.

The eighth such annual forecast produced by Boeing, the 2017 edition shows a 3.2 percent increase in demand for pilots compared with the 2016 outlook, and a 4.6 percent decline from the previous year’s forecast for mechanics. Boeing attributes the decrease to its projections of fewer maintenance hours needed on the 737 Max narrow body compared with those needed for the airplane that now predominates among Boeing operators, the 737NG.
The Boeing forecast shows the most pronounced demand for pilots, technicians and flight attendants in the Asia-Pacific region, which, according to Boeing, stands soon to surpass North America as the world’s biggest commercial aviation market. Specifically, Asia-Pacific will need 253,000 new pilots over the forecast period, as well as 256,000 mechanics and 308,000 cabin crew. While North America promises to command the second highest demand for pilots and mechanics, at 117,000 and 118,000, respectively, Europe will need more cabin crew, at 173,000, than will North America (154,000).    

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OSHKOSH, Wis., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) released its 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and projects a demand for more than 1.2 million pilots and technicians over the next 20 years.
Now in its eighth year, the outlook is a respected industry study that forecasts the 20 year demand for crews to support the world's growing commercial airplane fleet.
Boeing forecasts that between 2017 and 2036, the world's commercial aviation industry will require approximately:
  • 637,000 new commercial airline pilots
  • 648,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians
  • 839,000 new cabin crew members
The 2017 outlook shows a slight increase of 3.2 percent for pilots over the 2016 outlook, and a slight decrease in the need for airline maintenance technicians (4.6 percent), primarily driven by the reduction in maintenance hours required on the 737 MAX.
Projected demand for new pilots, technicians and cabin crew by global region for the next 20 years is approximately:
Region
New Pilots
New Technicians
New Cabin Crew
Asia-Pacific
253,000
256,000
308,000
Europe
106,000
111,000
173,000
North America
117,000
118,000
154,000
Latin America
52,000
49,000
52,000
Middle East
63,000
66,000
96,000
Africa
24,000
23,000
28,000
Russia / CIS
22,000
25,000
28,000
For information about the Outlook, including how the data is compiled, please visit: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/market

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