Skip to comments.Demand for pilots is 'set to soar' as plane travel grows
Posted on 09/16/2010 10:44:27 AM PDT by decimon
The global aviation industry will need to train and employ almost half a million new pilots over the next 20 years, according to the US aircraft manufacturer Boeing.
In addition, more than half a million new maintenance staff must be found, the aerospace giant said.
Currently, some 233,000 pilots and 100,000 mechanics and engineers work for airlines worldwide, it said.
About 40% of the extra demand would come from Asia, Boeing said.
Limited training capacity
Some 466,650 newly trained pilots and 596,500 newly trained maintenance staff will be needed between 2010 and 2029, Boeing predicted.
With demand set to rise particularly fast in Asia, especially in China, some 180,600 of the pilots and 220,000 of the mechanics would be needed there.
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Reminds me of the Simpon’s ep where Bart gets sent to military school and the General say something like “In the future, wars will be fought by highly intelligent robots. You will be the men who perform maintenance on those robots.”
Note to trainers:
Be wary of those who see no need to practice landings.
If true, I think it means demand for air cargo and corporate jet pilots are going to soar even more . . . because a lot of them will be exiting to take commercial pilot jobs which pay a lot better.
Those seats aren’t too bad for short haul flights under two hours. I’ll fly on one of those planes if it costs me $45 one way.
Until they start paying pilots what they are worth, it aint gonna happen. My Instrument instructor is an ATP and he went looking one day to see about flying for a living, $30k to start. Needless to say he is still my mailman. Buy your own plane and screw the airlines, thats what I did (c172 180hp), and am currently building my Velocity, which will make cross country flights fast and economical.
“A real lady’d ride sidesaddle, sweetheart.”
Oh crap; we’d better put Willie on suicide watch!
Unless you disagree.
Most professionsl pilots I know are nervous about their jobs.
Unless they care to move to China or India or maybe Africa.
Not a lot of growth here.
Demand for bedbug exterminators also set to soar.
Air travel is the most heavily regulated industry in the world. Indian and Chinese pilots have to match the same standards as any US or European pilot. Certainly, the planes are the same. Exact flight regulations vary from country, but most are about the same.
At the moment, there are a shortage of trained and experienced pilots in India. Indeed, the captain of IX 812 was a Serbian born UK ex-pat. The final report of the Mangalore accident a few months ago was due three weeks ago and then postponed until the end of this month, but it's almost certainly going to point at pilot error. Even so, Indian owned airlines have a very good safety record.
Welcome to FRee Republic newbie, but please check your bigotry at the door or you will end up with a very brief visit.
Heck, sales of commercial jets to India where air travel is booooming may well help keep Boeing afloat.
Boeing just missed out on a golden opportunity with China. The Chinese ordered something like 300 air frames from Air Bus. Ouch.
Boeing has got to stay alive. I'm always sick for a few days after a long haul flight on an Air Bus. Something about their air conditioning does bad things to me.
I recently flew on the Boeing 777, man, they need to do something about their reading lights....terrible....like floodlights and no adjustment control. Perhaps it was simply the carrier’s configuration.
The planes look pretty: Deployed 777s
How dare you say I'm bigoted. You sure are an arrogant person and uncivil.
I'm interacially married to an Asian woman.
You have insulted me so now I insult you -—Screw you !