The 2014 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook projects that 533,000 new commercial airline pilots will be needed to fly the world fleet over the next 20 years.
Although Asia Pacific remains the region with the highest overall demand, the anticipated number of pilots required in the Middle East has increased significantly, reflecting expected fleet expansion plans by the region’s airlines.
Airlines across the globe are expanding their fleets and flight schedules to meet surging aviation demand in emerging markets.
In response, Airways Aviation is establishing strong local foundations in international locations including the UK, UAE and Lebanon to provide a pool of highly trained and qualified pilots.
Over the next 20 years, Boeing predicts that the Asia Pacific region, with a requirement for 216,000 new pilots, will see the largest growth in pilot demand. Europe will require 94,000; North America, 88,000; the Middle East, 55,000; Latin America, 45,000; the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), 18,000; and Africa, 17,000.