|Asia Pacific leads projected demand for pilots and technicians. Photo: Boeing
[Avionics Today 09-19-2014] Boeing projects the Asia Pacific region’s demand for new commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians over the next 20 years will be 39 percent of the global need for an estimated 440,000 new airline personnel.
The 2014 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook, an industry forecast of aviation personnel demand, projects a requirement for 216,000 new commercial airline pilots and 224,000 new technicians in the Asia Pacific region through 2033 — a regional demand that is forecasted to be more than North America and Europe combined.
“The Asia Pacific region is seeing tremendous economic growth and is set to become the largest air travel market in the world,” said Bob Bellitto, director of customer groups at Boeing Flight Services. “That growth rate means booming career opportunities for those interested in becoming commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians over the next two decades.”