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Boeing projects demand for 1 million pilots and technicians over next 20 years

12-Jul-2012 9:27 AM

Boeing released (11-Jul-2012) its 2012-2031 'Pilot and Technician Outlook', projecting the world will require 460,000 new commercial airline pilots and 601,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians as global economies expand and airlines take delivery of tens of thousands of new commercial aircraft. While overall demand for aviation personnel remains strong, the projected need for technicians has decreased from last year, due in part to improving airplane technology and maintenance efficiencies as well as older airplanes being retired sooner than average due to higher fuel prices.  Projected demand by region:

  • Asia Pacific: 185,600 pilots and 243,500 technicians;
  • Europe: 100,900 pilots and 129,700 technicians;
  • North America: 69,000 pilots and 92,500 technicians;
  • Middle East: 36,100 pilots and 53,700 technicians;
  • Latin America: 42,000 pilots and 47,300 technicians;
  • Africa: 14,500 pilots and 16,200 technicians;
  • Russia and CIS: 11,900 pilots and 18,100 technicians. [more - original PR]