In the U.S. low-cost airlines such as AirTran, SouthwestAirlines and Virgin America have increased their pilot staffing over 11% just this year. And many new pilot opportunities are also in Asia, where growing national economies spur a demand for more air travel.
For example, Air China plans to buy five 747-8 intercontinental jets. And big aircraft mean more pilots are needed. A former commercial pilot who is now a university professor of Aeronautical Science gave an excellent example: if an airline wanted to start flying from Chicago to Shanghai, that one route alone could require an airline to hire 40 additional pilots.
Another area of commercial piloting that is growing is corporate flying, where you fly busy and important executives to business meetings. Pilots are employed by the company, and many large global companies have a fleet of aircraft.
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