Boeing Announces New Pilot Demand Exceeds 95,000 over Coming Years

Airline manufacturing giant Boeing updated the number of new pilots needed per year to keep up with airliner deliveries that are already on their delivery schedule. The number of new pilots needed has increased 4.7% over last year’s requirements in the midst of the deepest pilot shortage to hit the industry in the history of the airlines, and the demand is greatly outpacing the supply.

Boeing’s forecast, which is echoed by rival airline manufacturer Airbus and the FAA, points to the need for 558,000 new pilots worldwide. With many airlines expanding globally, and little or no flight training infrastructure in many of the expanding areas of the world, these foreign airlines are hiring experienced pilots from the United States and signing them to lucrative long-term contracts.

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