World to need 460,000 new pilots –Boeing
Boeing has forecast that the world will need almost half a million new commercial pilots in the next 20 years, as the aviation industry continues its rapid expansion. Released at the Farnborough Airshow, Boeing's '2012 Pilot and Technician Outlook' report states that by the year 2031 the world will need 460,000 new commercial airline pilots and 601,000 new maintenance technicians. This demand will be led by the Asia Pacific, which will need 185,600 pilots - more than 40% of the global total. Europe is the second strongest market, needing 100,900 new captains, followed North America (69,000), the Middle East (36,100), Latin America (42,000), Africa (14,500) and Russia/CIS (11,900). "Meeting this exponential demand requires increased reliance on new, digital technology such as online and mobile computing," said Boeing’s Sherry Carbary. "Boeing is expanding its training technologies and the reach of our partnerships and working to develop a global flight school network to better supply aviation talent for the future."
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