12-Jul-2012 9:27 AM

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

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: