The Boeing Company recently spoke out about its future predictions for pilots and technicians over the next 20 years. With a manpower deficit staring the aviation industry straight in the face, Boeing believes the key to solving these problems is to expand the pool of people companies within the aviation industry are picking from.
Boeing has predicted the marketplace will need approximately 635,000 pilots for fix-wing aircrafts by 2037. This means the current workforce would need to double within the next two decades. The projection requires can be broken down as follows:
240,000 needed in Asia/Pacific Region
127,000 needed in North America
118,000 needed in Europe
60,000 needed in the Middle East
23,000 needed in Latin America
24,000 needed in Africa
Boeing also predicts that there will be a high demand for pilots in business aviation as well. The exact number estimated is 96,000 during the 20-year period.
In regard to the future of technicians, Boeing has predicted that in 20 years 635,000 technicians will be needed for commercial aviation, 89,000 will be needed in business aviation and 43,000 for the helicopter industry.
OTHER FUTURE PREDICTIONS
The need for personnel in the aviation industry has continued to grow due to record airline profits. These profits translate into the need for new airlines – 14,000 to be exact. According to Boeing, out of the new aircrafts, 56 percent of this number will be dedicated to route expansion, while the remainder will go towards replacing older aircrafts.
Boeing is also looking into the cost for preparing millennials for the future of aviation. So far they have discovered that training costs, for many positions within the industry, have been absorbed by the airlines.
Although there is much growth that will need to happen within the next 20 years, Boeing believes that most of the industry problems have translated into good news for, especially for new hires in regard to salary and benefits. Both are predicted to rise due to the demand for personnel.
REQUEST A QUOTE
Let our team provide you with a complimentary quote.
Aircraft dollies are required to aid the moving of aircraft in and out of hangers to prepare the aircraft for flight. The dolly moves the aircraft by either attaching to the wheel frame or lifting the single tire in the air and moving. Aircraft Dolly Design Three different designs for aircraft dollies can be […]
May it be Rotary Wing (Helicopter) or Fixed-Wing (Airplane), a key weakness that has been present for any aircraft is its very limited ability to perform ground maneuvering independently. That is why to aid aircraft maneuvering on the ground, equipment such as Towbar and Tow Tug are used to maneuver the aircraft. Aircraft ground maneuvering […]
e2b calibration is an ISO/IEC 17025 ACCREDITED calibration and repair laboratory providing a full scope of NIST TRACEABLE calibration, test, and measurement services for AEROSPACE equipment. Services are provided in a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art laboratory with ON-SITE SERVICES, and local pick-up and delivery available on request. A cloud-based document and ASSET MANAGEMENT PORTAL provides customers with instant access to certificates of calibration, asset information, and reports.