Asia-Pacific needs 253,000 new pilots by 2036Staff Writer | August 14, 2017
More than 253,000 new pilots will be needed in the next 20 years for the surging Asia-Pacific aviation market, Boeing China announced.
Aircraft The worldwide demand for commercial professionals
The worldwide demand for commercial aviation industry professionals also includes 648,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians and 839,000 new cabin crew members.
The Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America markets top the list for global demand for professionals in the commercial aviation industry.
In the Asia-Pacific region, the market demand for new pilots, technicians and cabin crew is forecast to reach 253,000, 256,000 and 308,000, respectively.
In its eighth year, the annual outlook in 2017 reported a slight increase of 3.2 percent in demand for pilots compared to 2016, and a 4.6-percent decrease in the need for airline maintenance technicians. ■