According to a crew assessment forecast from
Boeing, the commercial aviation industry will require 466,650
pilots and 596,500 maintenance personnel over the next 20 years to
accommodate the strong demand for new and replacement aircraft.
Airlines will need an average of 23,300 new pilots and 30,000 new
maintenance personnel per year from 2010 to 2029.
"When you add up all the numbers, you quickly understand
the issues facing this industry," said Roei Ganzarski, chief
customer officer, Boeing Training & Flight Services. "Our
challenge is adapting our training to engage the future generation
of people who will fly and maintain the more than 30,000 airplanes
that will be delivered by 2029."
The largest growth in both
pilots and maintenance workers will be in the Asia Pacific region
with a requirement for 180,600 and 220,000 respectively. Within
Asia, China will experience the greatest need for pilots and
maintenance personnel - 70,600 and 96,400 respectively.
North America will need 97,350 pilots and 137,000 maintenance
workers; Europe will need 94,800 pilots and 122,000 maintenance
personnel; Africa will need 13,200 pilots and 15,000 maintenance
personnel; the Middle East will need 32,700 pilots and 44,500
maintenance personnel; Latin America will need 37,000 pilots and
44,000 maintenance personnel; and the CIS will need 11,000 pilots
and 14,000 maintenance personnel.
"To accommodate this
growing demand, it will be vital to match training with the
learning styles of students to come," Ganzarski said.
"As an industry, we need to adapt to the learning styles of
tomorrow's technologically savvy pilots and mechanics, and
ensuring that training is globally accessible, adaptable to
individual needs and competency-based."
The crew assessment forecast is based on
Boeing's Current Market Outlook.
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