Market Outlook from Boeing Airlines:
Demand Unprecedented for Pilots and Technicians
“As global economies expand and airlines take delivery of tens of thousands of new commercial jetliners over the next 20 years, there will be unprecedented demand for people to pilot and maintain these airplanes.
To meet this tremendous growth, the 2015 Boeing Pilot and Technical Outlook forecasts that between now and 2034, the aviation industry will need to supply more than one million new aviation personnel—558,000 commercial airline pilots and 609,000 maintenance technicians. Meeting this exponential demand for personnel will require innovative solutions that rely on the latest digital technology to match the learning requirements of a new generation.
Trainers will thus focus on enabling airplane operators to gain optimal advantage of the advanced features of the latest generation of airplanes, such as the 787 Dreamliner, 737 MAX, and the 777X. And instructors will need to have cross-cultural and cross-generational skills to engage tomorrow’s increasingly diverse aviation workforce.
Economic Expansion Fueling Aviation Demand
Airlines around the world are expanding their fleets and flight schedules to meet the global economic expansion. The aviation industry continues to address these challenges by creating a balanced, sustainable solution to filling the future pilot and technician pipeline.
Regional markets that have relied heavily on recruiting pilots from outside their home locations will increasingly require a strong foundation for developing and training qualified pilots locally.