Tag: demand for pilots

The Future of Pilots Resides in the Far East?

Reading Time: 5 minutes When making a decision whether to become a pilot or not, you might ask yourself a few questions: does the aviation industry need more pilots? Where do they need them the most? If so, what type rating should I choose? As for the first question, the short answer is a definite yes. But let us […]

Aviation – a Hive of Activity for Aircraft Manufacturers

Reading Time: 4 minutes A booming aviation market, demand for air travel increasing at an annual average rate of more than 5% per year, dozens of new airlines, all these are fertilising the growth of the industry as never before. But, obviously, the growth of any of the industries could not be maintained without a sufficient number of aircraft […]

Boeing Forecasts 1.2 Million Pilots and Technicians Needed by 2036

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing released its 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and projects a demand for more than 1.2 million pilots and technicians over the next 20 years. Now in its eighth year, the outlook is a respected industry study that forecasts the 20 year demand for crews to support the world’s growing commercial […]

Over 35 000 Aircraft And 530 000 Pilots To Be Needed In The Next 20 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world’s passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to over 40,000 planes as traffic is set to grow at 4.4 percent per year, according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast 2017-2036. Over this period, increasing numbers of first time flyers, rising disposable income spent […]

Norwegian Focuses on Mid-Size US Cities for New Atlantic Services

Reading Time: 2 minutes Low-cost carrier Norwegian is planning to open up transatlantic services from several mid-sized US cities that do not have European flights, the airline’s CEO said. Speaking to ATW in London, Bjorn Kjos said that the airline’s planned Airbus A321neoLR long-range variants would give it the capability to serve medium-sized US airports. They would also allow […]

How JetBlue Is Filling Demand For Pilots

Reading Time: 5 minutes Given pilot shortage forecasts, a new ab initio hiring program launched by a US airline is going to be watched closely. New York-based JetBlue Airways’ Gateway Select program inducted its first class of cadets late this summer. One of seven dedicated pipelines leading to the JetBlue cockpit, Gateway Select is the first modern example of […]