According to the study published by Boeing2.3 million new pilots, maintenance technicians, flight attendant And stewards will need to be recruited over the next 20 years. News scholarships aimed in particular at minorities have been presented.
THE 2023 Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO) from the American aircraft manufacturer published on July 25, 2023 predicts that “China, Eurasia and North America will account for more than half of the demand” for aviation personnel by 2041. 2.3 million aviation professionals over the next 20 years“in order to support the development of the commercial fleet and the growth of air transport over the long term”:
- 649,000 pilots
- 690,000 maintenance technicians
- 938,000 cabin crew members (PNC).
PTO forecasts over the next twenty years:
- China, Eurasia and North America will recruit more than half of new aviation personnel, with China’s needs exceeding those of the North American continent;
- the fastest growing regions are Africa, Southeast Asia and South Asia; in these three geographical areas, demand should practically double.
- After omitting the data relating to Russia in its previous edition, due to the uncertainty that reigned in the region, the PTO integrates Russia into Eurasia this year; the country accounts for 3% of the global demand for aviation personnel.
” With domestic flights fully resuming and international traffic recovering to pre-pandemic levels, demand for aviation personnel continues to grow said Chris Broom, vice president, commercial staff training solutions, Boeing Global Services (BGS). ” Our competency-based training and assessment offerings will ensure high-quality training for current and future professionals while continuing to strengthen aviation safety through virtual and immersive educational solutions “.
With demand for qualified pilots pilots expected to remain strong, we’re proud to invest in the next generation of aviation professionals by funding pilot training scholarships and programming for underrepresented communities. #OSH23
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Boeing also announced a donation of $500,000 to finance 25 scholarships with five aviation organizations “committed to developing future pilots,” including the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Latino Pilots Association, Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, Sky Sisters and Women in International Aviation. The aircraft manufacturer also donated $450,000 To Fly Compton, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit “that connects minority youth with career opportunities in aerospace.” This investment will increase flight training courses offered to students in the Compton community of Los Angeles, and “introduce career topics related to the design, construction and maintenance of aircraft and drones.”
” The demand for skilled and diverse pilots remains high at airlines around the world. Although becoming a pilot offers a lifelong career, access to training remains a barrier to entry for many said Ziad Ojakli, executive vice president of government operations at Boeing. ” These organizations help the next generation of pilots reach their full potential while showing communities that are historically underrepresented in the industry that a future in aviation is possible. “.
“We are seeing more and more women and people from diverse backgrounds entering the pilot profession, due to the mentorship and guidance that aviation organizations like these provide to early career professionals.added Chris Broom, Vice President of Commercial Training Solutions for Boeing Global Services. “The work they do to implement the changes needed to eliminate social and financial barriers at the entrance is essential“.
Since 2019, Boeing has invested more than $8.5 million to provide pilot training programs to underrepresented populations in communities across the United States.