Asia's Shortage of Pilots
Monday, August 20, 2007
With increasing deregulation and increasing consumer demand, many new commercial airlines are starting operations and offering flights throughout Asia. But there is a serious shortage of pilots. According to Alteon Training, a Boeing company, India has fewer than 3,000 pilots today, but will need more than 12,000 by 2025. China will need to find an average of 2,200 new pilots each year, just to keep up with the growth in air travel, which means it will need more than 40,000 pilots by 2025, according to the international journal, Economist. Asian airlines are in such need of pilots that they are often hiring first officers with less experience; they have also taken to poaching pilots from other airlines. Philippine Airlines, for instance, lost 75 pilots to overseas airlines during the past few years. China has been trying to lure pilots from Brazil, among other places.
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