The latest Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook predicts 602,000 pilots, 610,000 maintenance technicians, and 899,000 cabin crew members will be needed to support the global airline fleet over the next two decades.
The worldwide fleet is expected to nearly double and grow to 47,080 airplanes by 2041, according to Boeing’s recently released Commercial Market Outlook.
The 2022 forecast excludes the Russia region due to sanctions put in place after its invasion of Ukraine that prohibit exports of aircraft manufactured in western countries.
The forecast notes that North America, China, and Europe represent more than half of the demand. The fastest growing regions are Africa, Southeast Asia, and South Asia, with all three regions expected to grow more than 4% over the next 20 years.
“As the commercial aviation industry recovers from the pandemic and plans for long-term growth, we anticipate a steady and increasing demand for aviation personnel, as well as the ongoing need for highly effective training,” said Chris Broom, vice president, Commercial Training Solutions, Boeing Global Services.
Courtesy of General Aviation News