15 AUGUST 2016


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2020 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 15 AUGUST 2016

Demand for pilots soars

More than 2m new airline-industry personnel, including 617,000 pilots and 814,000 cabin crew, will be needed to meet demand between now and 2035, according to the 2016 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook.

The report says there will be “extraordinary demand” as global economies expand and airlines take delivery of tens of thousands of new commercial aircraft over the next 20 years.

“Meeting this demand will require innovative solutions focused on educational outreach and career pipeline programmes to inspire the next generation of pilots, technicians, and cabin crew,” the report goes on.

“New technologies, devices, and training methods will be needed to meet a wide range of learning styles. The growing diversity of aviation personnel will also require instructors to have cross-cultural and cross-generational skills to engage tomorrow’s workforce.”

The document notes that although Asia-Pacific remains the region with the highest overall demand, there has been a significant increase in the expected number of skilled resources required in other parts of the world. 

“New market opportunities, such as the opening of Cuba for the North American market and increased intra-Europe travel for the European market, have strengthened demand,” it points out.


Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.