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Boeing projects 1 million pilots and maintenance personnel needed over next 20 years

16-Sep-2010 3:28 PM

Boeing forecast (15-Sep-2010) the commercial aviation industry will require 466,650 pilots and 596,500 maintenance personnel over the next 20 years to accommodate the strong demand for new and replacement aircraft. Airlines will need an average of 23,300 new pilots and 30,000 new maintenance personnel p/a from 2010 to 2029, according to the Boeing crew assessment forecasts. Details include:

  • Asia Pacific: The largest growth in both pilots and maintenance workers will be in the Asia Pacific region with a requirement for 180,600 and 220,000 respectively. Within Asia, China will experience the greatest need for pilots and maintenance personnel - 70,600 and 96,400 respectively;
  • North America: Will need 97,350 pilots and 137,000 maintenance workers;
  • Europe:  94,800 pilots and 122,000 maintenance personnel;
  • Africa:  13,200 pilots and 15,000 maintenance personnel;
  • Middle East:  32,700 pilots and 44,500 maintenance personnel;
  • Latin America: 37,000 pilots and 44,000 maintenance personnel;
  • CIS: 11,000 pilots and 14,000 maintenance personnel.[more]