1.2 million pilots, technicians will be needed by 2036

A Monitor Report 01 Aug, 2017  |    -      +
CHICAGO : As per 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook, released recently by Boeing, there will be 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 airplane fleet.

Boeing forecasts that between 2017 and 2036, the world's commercial aviation industry will require approximately: 637,000 new commercial airline pilots; 648,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians and 839,000 new cabin crew members.

The 2017 outlook shows a slight increase of 3.2 per cent for pilots over the 2016 outlook, and a slight decrease in the need for airline maintenance technicians (4.6 percent), primarily driven by the reduction in maintenance hours required on the B737 MAX.

Projected demand for new pilots, technicians and cabin crew by global region for the next 20 years is approximately:


Asia-Pacific will need 253,000 new pilots; 256,000 new technicians and 308,000 new cabin crew.

Europe will need 106,000 new pilots; 111,000 new technicians and 173,000 new cabin crew.

North America will need 117,000 new pilots; 118,000 new technicians and 154,000 new cabin crew.

Latin America will need 52,000 new pilots ; 49,000 new technicians and 52,000 new cabin crew.

Middle East will need 63,000 new pilots 66,000 new technicians and 96,000 new cabin crew.

Africa will need 24,000 new pilots, 23,000 new technicians and 28,000 new cabin crew.

Russia / CIS will need 22,000 new pilots, 25,000 new technicians and 28,000 new cabin crew.

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