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Pilot Shortage: While Ones Suffer Loses, Others Derive Benefits

Reading Time: 4 minutes Global aviation is booming, the demand for pilots is skyrocketing and a global shortage for pilots is looming. However, pilot shortage varies among different regions and this is not only because of the growing numbers of passengers and airlines’ fleet. Working and living conditions also play a very important role in different regions and their […]

Russia’s Utair Doubles its Losses in the First Half of 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s Utair Group suffered a 5.211 billion rubles loss in the first half of this year, almost doubling its losses over the same period of last year, according to the organisation’s International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) half-year report. In the passenger segment, the losses increased by 20.2 per cent to 2.543 billion rubles, whereas its […]

Boeing: Aviation Will Need 790,000 Pilots over 20 Years

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing released its 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook, projecting demand for 790,000 pilots over the next 20 years. This represents double the current workforce and the most significant demand in the outlook’s nine-year history. The demand is being driven by an anticipated doubling of the global commercial airplane fleet as well as record-high air travel demand […]

Emirates Profit Rebound Threatened by Summer Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: 1 minute Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, said a rebound in earnings over the past year faces a challenge this summer as a pilot shortage forces the Dubai-based carrier to trim frequencies. The revival will come under pressure as a shortfall of 100 to 150 pilots compels Emirates to pare frequencies to destinations including Fort Lauderdale […]

Pilot Shortage Shuts down US Regional Great Lakes Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute US regional Great Lakes Airlines, which operates domestic scheduled and charter services, ceased scheduled passenger flight operations March 26. A change in regulations has resulted in a lack of pilots for the smaller airlines and led the company to shut down service, it said. Great Lakes Airlines began laying off employees and plans to sell […]

The Perks of Smaller Airlines for Kick-Start of Pilot’s Career

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many in the aviation sector have at some point encountered operational disruption, as a result of the growing pilot shortage. Just this year airlines like Norwegian, Ryanair and Hong Kong Express had to cancel flights due to scarcity of pilots. As the increasing demand for air travel is only making the situation, worse, major airlines […]

Airlines Under Pressure from Higher Wages and Increased Fuel Costs in 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Investors will be keeping a keen eye on how airlines approach the dual problems of rising fuel costs and labor costs this year. Last December the International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted these two elements, which are airlines’ highest expenditures, as the major challenge for 2018. In 2016, labor costs accounted for 22% of airlines’ […]

Horizon Airlines Exits Colorado Springs Over Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: 1 minute Horizon Air – operating for Alaska Airlines – will cancel its 1x daily Seattle service from Colorado Springs due to a pilot shortage. The service is expected to end on November 4, the airport has announced. Horizon’s operations have been severely hampered this year by a lack of qualified pilots for its fleet of fifty-two […]

U.S. Regional Airlines See A Pilot Shortage – Pilot See A Scapegoat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regional airlines continue to blame a shortage of pilots for cutbacks in service to smaller airports, while the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) says those routes aren’t being flown because they’re uneconomical. SkyWest President and CEO Chip Childs told the House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee that he estimates a shortfall of 15,000 pilots by 2026, and […]

Pilots, Leap Into Action – Airlines are Looking for You

Reading Time: 6 minutes After coping with terrorism, bankruptcies and consolidation, the largest airlines of the world are facing a new problem: a looming worldwide pilot shortage. The recent boom in air travel has created an urgent demand for new aircraft and additional flights as well as new routes all over the world which, in turn, have served the […]