Pilots Needed NOW and in the FUTURE
Saturday, May 27, 2006
The commercial aviation industry is in an incredible growth spurt all over the world -- and this strong growth is estimated to continue until at least 2023. What a great time to train to be a commercial pilot: Low-fare carriers are starting up all over the world, turboprops are making a comeback and ultra-light jets have not even started to make their expected big impact. India and Mexico, and of course China, are expanding at an exceptionally rapid rate.
Alteon Training's vice-president of airline training, Captain Paul Hinton, in a recent issue of Regional Airline World magazine said that the total global forecast is for 17,000 NEW PILOTS needed every year between 2006 and 2023. He continued: "We broke the world down by regions. For example, looking at Asia, we took the current existing number of widebody and narrowbody aircraft and took the forecast for new fleet in 2023. Using a crew ratio of six crew per widebody and four per narrowbody, we came up with a requirement of 26,912 pilots by 2023, which breaks down to demand per year of 2,530 pilots in Asia alone. And that does not include China; that's broken out separately."
There has not been a better time for pilot candidates for over 40 years; it's been that long since the demand was anywhere near as strong as it is today -- and that strong hiring market is expected to continue for many years. Hinton advised a young friend considering pilot training: "The future is brilliant over the course of the next 10 years, just brilliant."
If you are interested in becoming a commericial pilot, get information from a flight school that trains US and International students.
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