Boeing Forecasts Demand for 2.1M New Commercial Aviation Personnel

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Boeing's 2022 Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO) forecasts demand for 2.1 million new aviation personnel over the next 20 years to safely support the recovery in commercial air travel and meet rising long-term growth.  

The long-term forecast shows that 602,000 pilots, 610,000 maintenance technicians and 899,000 cabin crew members will be needed to support the global commercial fleet over the next two decades. The worldwide fleet is expected to nearly double and grow to 47,080 airplanes by 2041, according to Boeing's recently released Commercial Market Outlook.

This year's PTO represents a 3.4 percent increase from 2021, excluding the Russia region, which is not forecast in this year's PTO due to sanctions that prohibit exports of aircraft manufactured in western countries and market uncertainty. China, Europe and North America represent over half of the total new personnel demand. The fastest growing regions are Africa, Southeast Asia and South Asia, with all three regions expected to grow more than 4 percent over the forecast period.

"As the commercial aviation industry recovers from the pandemic and plans for long-term growth, we anticipate a steady and increasing demand for aviation personnel, as well as the ongoing need for highly effective training," said Chris Broom, vice president, Commercial Training Solutions, Boeing Global Services. "Our customer-centric approach and digital expertise includes a commitment to delivering data driven, competency-based training and assessment solutions as well as technologies that meet the evolving needs of our customers."

New digital solutions to enhance the efficacy and efficiency of training would include immersive learning experiences and virtual learning platforms.

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

Region

New Pilots

New Technicians

New Cabin Crew

Africa

20,000

21,000

26,000

China

126,000

124,000

162,000

Europe

122,000

120,000

207,000

Latin America

35,000

35,000

48,000

Middle East

53,000

50,000

99,000

North America

128,000

134,000

173,000

Northeast Asia

22,000

28,000

38,000

Oceania

9,000

10,000

18,000

South Asia

37,000

34,000

43,000

Southeast Asia

50,000

58,000

85,000


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JETSTREAM claims training breakthrough for the Gulf region.

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For the first time aviation students in the Gulf will be able to complete their EASA ATPL pilot training and examination without leaving the region.

This is because Jetstream Aviation Training & Services based in Silicon Oasis Dubai is now a fully EASA-authorised examination center.

Captain John Diskos CEO and founder of Jetstream said: “This is an incredible breakthrough. Students attending aeroplane or helicopter ATPL pilot training in our training center in Dubai can now participate in the exams without the need to travel to Athens, or anywhere else in Europe, thereby avoiding the inconvenience, expense and stress of an intercontinental journey to sit the exams.

“This is especially important in the present climate, with the pandemic continuing to make flights and visas unpredictable.”Students converting their ICAO licence to EASA will also benefit, as ATPL and CPL exams can be taken at the center. In addition, the EASA Part-FCL examination can be conducted for fixed-wing and helicopter pilots at the fully equipped center, located equidistant between Dubai’s two international airports.

Jetstream is an established and accredited approved training organisation (ATO) a certified and type rating training organisation (FTO/TRTO) and an approved Part-147 maintenance training organisation, under EASA regulations, with crew training centres in Athens and `Dubai.

The training centre in Dubai has been approved since 2019 as an examination center for EASA Part-147 engineers examination to acquire the Part-66 licence.

 


Dubai Airshow 2021: JETSTREAM and Dynamic join forces

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JETSTREAM Aviation Training & Services has joined with Dynamic Advanced Training (DAT), at Dubai South, to provide comprehensive EASA-approved training for cabin crew.

Captain John Ntiskos, CEO Jetstream, and Mark Kammer, managing partner, Dynamic, signed the final agreement on the eve of the Dubai Airshow.

The EASA cabin crew initial training will use the full facilities of DAT for hyper-realistic hands-on training, including the temperature-controlled jungle survival and polar survival rooms, pool with wave and storm effects, and aircraft simulators, to lead to an EASA attestation.

John Ntiskos, CEO Jetstream said: “Dynamic has superb facilities and we have the EASA approved instructors, so it is an excellent partnership. With a choice of full motion aircraft simulators, including A330, Boeing 777, Boeing 737, and a private jet, we are able to train crew for both airline and VIP work. The initial cabin crew course takes 15 days, with type training and refresher training taking just a couple of days.”

The agreement will also cover pilots’ initial training in safety and emergency procedures (SEP).

https://www.dynamic-advanced.com/


JETSTREAM AT DUBAI AIRSHOW 2019

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Proudly announce that once more, our Organization was amongst the top players of the aerospace industry at DUBAI AIRSHOW 2019.

During our presence at the exhibition, which took place between the 17th - 21st November, hundreds of participants visited our booth and premises at Silicon Oasis.

On this occasion, JETSTREAM’s CEO Capt. Niskos interviewed by the Arabian Aerospace News, where he focused on the option of maintenance training which are already provided by the Academy in Athens. The courses, furthermore, will be provided at our basis in Dubai.

The team left Dubai more than content, as the interest in our ATO was beyond any expectation, fact which will set the ground for further development and progress.


FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

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JETSTREAM Aviation Academy has been providing pilot training for 10 years and currently is a leading EASA/Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority approved training organization (EL-ATO-110) offering pilot training and services.  Our headquarters are based in Athens, Greece and we have a branch in Dubai, UAE. 

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR for our flight base in Athens, Greece.  The position is for FULL TIME instructor reporting to our Chief Flight Instructor.  The right candidate will have the opportunity to build hours while being employed doing what he/she loves – flying!  He/she will be responsible to inspire our young trainees to acquire the flight skills to conquer their dream of being pilots. 

Position Requirements:

-          Current EASA Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

-          Valid Flight Instructor certificate (restricted or unrestricted)

-          Valid IR holders will be preferred

-          Valid EASA Pilot Medical Class 1

-          EPL Level 5 or higher

-          Candidates must have the legal right to live and work in the E.U.

What we expect:

-          Well organized individual with good communication skills to prepare and guide students before, during and after flight instruction

-          Provide instruction according to our flight training course syllabus as directed by our CFI

-          Adhere to training program achieving time schedule for flight training

What we offer:

-          Remuneration according to experience

-          Friendly and supportive work environment

Please send your Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter addressed to:

N.V. Chief Operating Officer:

Candidates whose credentials match our requirements will be contacted by us in due course.


JETSTREAM Examiner Courses

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JETSTREAM Aviation Academy, the leading ATO in Greece and in UAE, acquires the approval from Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority under EASA regulations to conduct the Initial and Recurrent training for all Examiner Courses. The Academy as a combined Flight and Type Rating Training Organisation offers Examiner training in aeroplanes and helicopters for:

  • Type Rating Examiners
  • Synthetic Flight Examiners
  • Class Rating Examiners
  • Flight Examiners

Classes are scheduled for groups of 4 (four) trainees, starting June 2017. The duration of the training is 5 (five) days and includes theory and simulator or flight training.

Successful candidates will proceed to the final assessment by the respective Civil Aviation Authority Licencing Inspector.

For availability and pricing please contact us at


ATR 42/72 600 Type Ratings in Bangkok by JETSTREAM ATO

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JETSTREAM Aviation Academy ATO

Athens, Greece – Dubai, UAE

24/01/2017

Jetstream Aviation Academy ATO expands its global presence by providing pilot training on the ATR 42/72 600 using flight simulators in Bangkok. From the beginning of this year the type rating training, provided under the DGCA regulations, has been conducted using Jetstream approvals and with selected instructors who are, both highly experienced and airline captains current on type. The 15 days theoretical training takes place in one of our partner centers, either in India or in Bangkok, followed by 15 days simulator training in Bangkok.

CEO Captain John Diskos commented: “As the modern ATR 600 aircraft are delivered to India’s airline operators, the demand for pilot training is high. The decision to use flight simulators in Bangkok for the ATR 600 was due to the high quality of the simulators and the convenience of the short distance from India. We train our pilots to the highest level, taking great pride in associating with the best quality simulator centers around. We are able to comprehensively provide the training needs of all ATR operators in India and overseas. Jetstream ATO will be providing client-customised training as well as the training and checks required by regulation. This arrangement provides the opportunity for operators to outsource to Jetstream the often costly check and training functions. Being able to conduct the type training and checks for our pilots next to Bangkok airport allows us to significantly reduce the expenditure and time that would otherwise be incurred for crews engaged in training”.

Jetstream Aviation Academy is a combined EASA ATO for high quality complex training services from ab initio pilot to all types of Airbus, Boeing, ATR, DHC8, etc., including pilot and cabin crew provision and one of the leading civil and military training organizations in Europe and Middle East. With 2 training centers, in Athens International Airport in Greece and in Dubai, UAE, is the trusted organisation for a clientele of major air operators and regulatory authorities, such as: Alitalia, Monarch, Qatar, Etihad, Philippine Airlines, SpiceJet, JetAirways, Aegean, Hellenic Airforce, Airbus Military, Hellenic CAA, Italian Ministry of Defence, etc.

Jetstream since 2008 has vast experience in training Indian pilots under DGCA requirements. In 2016 alone the academy, trained in excess of 450 Indian pilots on A320, B737 and ATR airplane types.


Italy’s Presidential Flight Crew complete A340 training at JETSTREAM ΑΤΟ

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JETSTREAM Aviation Academy ATO

Athens, Greece – Dubai, UAE

06/01/2017

Acting on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Defence the Italian flag carrier ALITALIA has chosen JETSTREAM Aviation Academy ATO to train 36 pilots on the Airbus A340 500. The aircraft does not carry the typical military registration but a rather appropriate civilian “I-TALY.

The selected military pilots, who already have considerable experience in civil aviation, are destined to fly the newly acquired aircraft that will be used as VVIP transport for Presidential, Governmental and Papal flights. The pilots will complete the Airbus CCQ training course from A320 to A340.

The training will be delivered to groups of 6 pilots at JETSTREAM ATO training centers until the end of 2017, and includes extensive A340 full flight simulator sessions delivered by experienced JETSTREAM instructors. This training includes long range and polar route operations. The Base Training for the first group was carried out at Rome Fiumicino airport.

Additionally, 42 cabin crew members have started in JETSTREAM ATO, their comprehensive training in every aspect of the operation of the A340 VVIP aircraft, including all emergency and safety procedures.

“JETSTREAM Aviation Academy delivers training focused on Airlines, pilots, cabin crew and aircraft engineers. We are delighted that we are welcoming further partner airlines to our ATOs. The inclusive care which we offer to our clients allows us to meet their specific demands while ensuring a smooth flow of the training” comments John Diskos, CEO at JETSTREAM Aviation Academy.


INDIAN pilots training on B737, A320 and ATR600 milestone for JETSTREAM ATO

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JETSTREAM Aviation Academy ATO

Athens, Greece – Dubai, UAE

27/12/2016

JETSTREAM has reached the milestone of having trained 450 new Indian airline cadet pilots for their B737, A320 and ATR 600 type rating.

The booming demand for type rated pilots by the Indian airlines during 2016 placed JETSTREAM ATO as the premier training organisation to conduct such trainings under the Indian DGCA regulations, using the SOP’s of each individual airline. The programs follow an advanced airline training pattern, including IPT and Fixed Base Simulator training before the Full Flight Simulator training.


RYANAIR employment of JETSTREAM ATPL graduated pilots

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JETSTREAM Aviation Academy ATO

Athens, Greece – Dubai, UAE

14/12/2016

At recent conferences some major European airlines have acknowledged that about 50% of licensed pilots applying to them for a position do not possess the necessary skills for commercial operation.

Having successfully completed their ab initio ATPL training in JETSTREAM Aviation Academy and upon request of Ryanair, a number of newly-graduated pilots, were directed to the airline for selection. The strict selection criteria of the airline includes assessment in IR flying, CRM, MCC, TEM and multi pilot airline orientation, all elements that are emphasized during their flight training at JETSTREAM.


AFRIQIYAH choose JETSTREAM ATO for Pilots, Cabin Crew, Flight Dispatchers for EASA Licence Conversion

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JETSREAM Aviation Academy ATO

Athens, Greece – Dubai, UAE

10/11/2016

AFRIQIYAH Airways has signed an agreement with JETSTREAM Aviation Academy ATO for the training of 80 pilots for the issue of ATPL under EASA Part FCL.

Additionally some 120 of Afriqiyah Airways’ cabin crew have already started their training in teams at JETSTREAM ATO to obtain the EASA Attestation and 70 Flight Dispatchers will undergo recurrent training under this agreement.


Hellenic CAA pilots complete Cessna C750 Citation X training at JETSTREAM ATO

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JETSTREAM Aviation Academy ATO

Athens, Greece - Dubai, UAE

15/10/2016

Building on its broad range of aviation training and ties with both the regulatory authorities and major airline operators, JETSTREAM Aviation Academy ATO was selected to conduct the training of Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) pilots on the Cessna 750. JETSTREAM Aviation Academy is pleased to announce the successful completion of that training.


Educational field trip to the AIA Control Tower

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It is important for all future pilots to have hands on experience of every aspect of aviation. To this end, training at JETSTREAM Aviation Academy consists also of frequent educational field trips.
Recently, our trainees and their instructors visited the Air Traffic Control Tower of the Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos".


CORPORATE ANNOUCEMENT: The GCAA renews JETSTREAM Aviation’s approval

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Athens, September 7, 2015JETSTREAM Aviation, a leading Aviation Training and Services Organization in Europe and the Middle East, has received renewal of its approval by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority after the successful completion of a recent audit.

JETSTREAM Aviation’s scheduled audit by the GCAA was conducted at the end of August. During the audit, the company’s training centers and facilities, procedures both administrative and organizational, as well as its personnel, training fleet and aids (airplanes, helicopters and simulators) were thoroughly examined according to the Authority’s strict standards.

It is important to notice that JETSTREAM Aviation passed the audit with zero findings and has automatically been granted the renewal of the GCAA’s approval to conduct its aviation training courses at its training centers in Athens and Dubai.

“We are very pleased to have passed yet another audit with the utmost success. The renewal of our approval by an esteemed international authority such as the GCAA is evident of our professionalism and our continuous focus in providing our clients with high standard aviation training services. For all of us at JETSTREAM Aviation, quality is an uncompromising issue, and part of “doing business as usual”” said JETSTREAM Aviation’s CEO Capt. John Diskos.


For more information about JETSTREAM Aviation please contact our Head of PR & Communications @: Email: , Tel.: 00302106025700

A few words about JETSTREAM Training & Services

JETSTREAM Training & Services (www.jetstream.gr) is an approved organization by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Established in 2008, the company provides aviation training and maintenance services as well as full support to airline operators and individuals. JETSTREAM’s training portfolio covers the entire range of professional airplane and helicopter pilots, aircraft maintenance and cabin crew. Strategically located in Athens, Greece, and Dubai, UAE, JETSTREAM delivers its services in set up, staff selection, training, and maintenance worldwide. The company’s team consists of experienced professionals with high degree of specialization in their respective fields. With its top quality human resources and fully equipped modern facilities and fleet, JETSTREAM is uniquely positioned to offer quality services of the highest standards at a global level, adding value to its internationally recognized clients’ operations and to the field of civil aviation by promoting safety and skill improvement.

You may also follow our activity online by joining us @: Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Youtube | Google+
 


CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT Regarding political and economic developments in Greece

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June 29, 2015 - As per any worries generated from the rapidly escalating political and economic developments in Greece, JETSTREAM Aviation Academy’s management team wishes to reassure all its stakeholders, corporate clients, partners, regulatory authorities, providers, colleagues, and students and their families that any possible developments regarding the issue of the Greek fiscal crisis in the near future will not have any negative impact on the operation of the company.

As a healthy organization with international presence and outlook, JETSTREAM Aviation Academy, has taken all the necessary steps to safeguard the normal continuation of all company operations both in Athens, Greece and in Dubai, UAE now and in the future.

For all of us at JETSTREAM Aviation Academy, sustainability and growth has been a strong strategic focus from the company’s establishment onwards. To this extent, we continue to do business as usual and all our current and future training courses in both training locations will be conducted as scheduled, and all of our services will be offered timely and properly as always.

Should you need any further clarifications please do not hesitate to contact our Communication and Public Relations department at any time.


JETSTREAM Aviation Academy Management team


Interview Preparation Course for the Emirates Open Days

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Are you anxious to succeed in your interview for the Emirates Open Days? We are here to help!

JETSTREAM Aviation Academy offers the Emirates Cabin Crew Interview Preparation Course via Skype!

Cabin Crew is a dream job for so many people and attending assessment days can be a daunting task. JETSTREAM Aviation Academy can provide you all the information needed to be successful not only at the one to one interview stage, but also throughout the whole procedure from day one onwards!

Prepare for Take Off.

Thousands of people apply to be cabin crew every year. You need to be well prepared and able to prove to the interviewers that this is what you really want.

The course content includes:

  • CV check and correction
  • Image and attire
  • Group sessions / discussion
  • English test (grammar, vocabulary, essay)
  • One to one interview
  • Psychometrics

The price of the course depends on which package the candidate will choose.

Package 1 - (duration: 45min)

  • CV check and correction
  • Image and attire
  • Photos
  • Lifestyle

Package 2 - (duration: 1.30h)

  • English Test
  • Group Discussion
  • Psychometrics

Package 3 - (duration: 1 hour)

  • One to one interview

Package 4 - (duration: 2.30h)

  • All the above

Simply us to arrange a Skype call!


Please note:

  • The content of each package (#1,# 2,# 3) is formed according to the three-day-procedure of Emirates Open Day.
  • In case a candidate needs further help in English, we may introduce them with an English Refresh Course.
  • Also, further support can be provided after the candidate’s arrival in Dubai and during the Emirates SEP Training.


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The largest commercial aircraft order ever

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Source: FORTUNEGREECE.COM

19/11/2013

Emirates Airline pays 99 billion for 200 aircraft.

Emirates, decided to spend a total of 99 billion dollars to buy 200 commercial aircraft. This is the largest order ever in value.
Specifically, the carrier announced an order of 150 aircraft Boeing 777X: 35 Boeing 777-8Xs and 115 Boeing 777-9Xs, retaining the right to purchase 50 more. Emirates Airline is also announced the order of 50 Airbus A380, making them as the most important A380 customer worldwide.
By this order Emirates Airline totals 385 aircraft: 214 Boeing B777, 101 Airbus A380 and 70 Airbus A350.

"This announcement shows the commitment to our vision, of connecting the world through Emirates network in the Middle East."
said the President and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, Ahme Bin Sayyid Al-Maktoum


JETSTREAM signs exclusive contract with NASAIR to provide A320 Captains and First Officers

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JETSTREAM Aviation Academy has signed a long-term agreement with NASAIR to provide pilot assessment and provisioning services.

Under the terms of the recruitment services agreement,  JETSTREAM – the EASA and UAE GCAA Approved Training Organisation (ATO) – will supply the leading airline of Saudi Arabia with Airbus A320 qualified Captains and First Officers.

JETSTREAM will undertake a recruitment campaign, providing services including screening and assessment on applicants’ qualifications and personality, and forwarding suitable candidates to the airline.

Capt. John Diskos, JETSTREAM Chief Executive and Head of Training, said: “We are delighted to be working with NASAIR the leading Airline of Saudi Arabia on this vitally important part of their continuing expansion strategy. As a specialist in training and crew provisioning, JETSTREAM is able to offer efficient and cost-effective solutions to airlines.


“Our services reduce our partner airlines’ recruitment and training costs, ensure continuity of their flight operations and contribute to improving operational efficiency. There’s a strong business case for outsourcing the provisioning service, leaving the airline to focus on what it does best – providing exceptional service to its customers.”

Capt. Mansoor Al Harbi, Executive Director of Flight Operations of NASAIR, said: “NASAIR has become one of the region’s top international airlines by pursuing a policy of excellence in everything we do. We are in close cooperation with JETSTREAM Aviation Academy as we move into the next phase of our fleet and route expansion.”

JETSTREAM offers flight deck crew selection, training and provisioning to airlines customized to their requirements. Tailor-made programmes provide a range of benefits to existing or start-up airlines. JETSTREAM maintains a pool of experienced Captains, First Officers and Cabin Crew, trained and screened according to the highest standards, thus saving airlines the time and expenses of early-stage recruitment. 

For further information, please click here


Cabin Crew Recruitment

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JETSTREAM Aviation Academy is searching for talented and willing men and women to join the Cabin Crew selection process. In cooperation with airline companies in Middle East and Africa, JETSTREAM offers the opportunity of employment to those that follow the below criteria:

  • Minimum education: High School degree
  • Minimum age: 18 - Maximum age 35
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written – knowledge of another language would be an asset
  • Required height for women: 1,65m - 1,80m
  • Required height for men: 1,75m - 1,90m
  • Weight proportionate to height
  • Presentable and well-mannered

The candidates will be evaluated from JETSTREAM Aviation Academy and the most suitable ones will sign contracts with one of the above mentioned airline companies. The employment contracts will be annual, with possibility of renewal. Monthly salary ranges from 1.500,00$ to 1.800,00$. Extra benefits: Flying allowance according to flight time, per-diem compensation, accommodation in 4* hotels, transportation expenses and medical insurance.

After the final selection and signing of the employment contract with the Airline Operator for those that do not hold a current HCAA Cabin Crew licence, JETSTREAM Aviation Academy will carry out the Cabin Crew initial training and type rating in AIRBUS A320.

JETSTREAM Aviation the EASA and UAE GCAA Approved Training Organization (ATO) with Crew Training centers since 2008 in Europe Athens International Airport Greece and Middle East in Silicon Oasis Dubai UAE. Provides full support internationally to Airlines and individual pilots, in selection and training for ATPL Integrated, Type Ratings with TRI/SFI courses in A320/A330/A340/A310, B737CL/ B737NG, EMB145, AVRO RJ 100, ATR and Q400. EASA approved courses are additionally offered for Helicopter Pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers* and Cabin Crew.

It is clearly stated that JETSTREAM Aviation Academy does not ensure the employment of successful candidates. The final choice and decision is up to the Airline Operators.

Please visit the link www.jetstream.gr/cabin-crew-employment in order to fill in the appropriate form.


Boeing Forecasts Increased Global Demand for Airline Pilots

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Source: Boeing
29/08/2013

Boeing (NYSE: BA) projects the commercial aviation industry will need more than one million new pilots and technicians to support the expanding demand for new airplane deliveries over the next two decades. Projected pilot demand is increasing worldwide, as is demand for technicians in some regions.

Today, at an event marking the launch of 787 flight training at the Boeing Flight Services campus in Miami, the company released the 2013 Pilot and Technician Outlook -- a respected industry forecast of aviation personnel.

The Boeing outlook indicates that by 2032 the world will require:

498,000 new commercial airline pilots
556,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians

"The urgent demand for competent aviation personnel is a global issue that is here now and is very real," said Sherry Carbary, vice president of Boeing Flight Services. "The key to closing the pilot and technician gap in our industry is enhancing our training with the latest, cutting-edge technologies to attract and retain young people interested in careers in aviation."

The 2013 outlook projects significant increases in pilot demand -- compared to previous forecasts -- in all regions except Europe, which declined slightly over last year's outlook. Overall, the demand is driven by steadily increasing airplane deliveries, particularly single-aisle airplanes, and represents a global requirement for about 25,000 new pilots annually

Global demand for technicians remains significant, at approximately 28,000 new technicians required annually. However, the introduction of more efficient and smarter airplanes will require fewer mechanics over time, as aging aircraft—which typically require more maintenance—are retired from service. New airplane technologies featuring more advanced components are likely to lead in some areas to lower maintenance requirements and corresponding lower technician demand.

Projected demand for new pilots and technicians by global region:

Asia Pacific – 192,300 pilots and 215,300 technicians
Europe – 99,700 pilots and 108,200 technicians
North America – 85,700 pilots and 97,900 technicians
Latin America – 48,600 pilots and 47,600 technicians
Middle East – 40,000 pilots and 53,100 technicians
Africa – 16,500 pilots and 15,900 technicians
Russia and CIS – 15,200 pilots and 18,000 technicians

"This is a global issue that can only be addressed by industry-wide innovation and solutions," said Carbary. "We need to attract more young people to careers in aviation by continually looking at innovative ways to train pilots and technicians, moving away from paper and chalkboard-based learning to incorporate tablets, eBooks, gaming technology and three-dimensional models. Aviation is a great field to be in—we have a responsibility to make sure it's a viable career option for the world's youth."