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Boeing: Asia Pacific will lead demand for aviation professionals

27-Aug-2012 3:32 PM

Boeing stated (27-Aug-2012) the Asia Pacific region will need 185,600 new pilots and 243,500 new technicians in the Asia Pacific region through 2030, under its 2012 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook. China will have the largest demand in the region, needing 71,300 pilots and 99,400 technicians over the next 20 years. The Boeing outlook projects that North East Asia will need 18,800 pilots and 26,500 technicians over the next 20 years. Southeast Asia will require 51,500 pilots and 67,400 technicians. The Oceania region will need 12,900 pilots and 17,100 technicians and Southwest Asia will require 31,000 pilots and 33,100 technicians. The Asia Pacific region also leads the demand for new commercial airplane deliveries over the next 20 years, with 12,030 new airplanes needed by 2031 according to Boeing's 2012 Current Market Outlook. [more - original PR]