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Boeing says 533,000 new pilots needed in next 20 years

Published on Jul 30, 2014 7:23 PM
 
The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in Chicago, in this file photo taken on April 24, 2013. Boeing said about 533,000 new commercial pilots would be needed worldwide in the next two decades to cater to a growing global fleet. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - US planemaker Boeing said about 533,000 new commercial pilots would be needed worldwide in the next two decades to cater to a growing global fleet.

It said 584,000 new maintenance technicians would also be required between 2014 and 2033.

"Pilot demand in the Asia Pacific region now comprises 41 per cent of the world's need, and the Middle East region saw significant growth ...due to increased airline capacity and orders for wide-body models," a statement said.

"Overall, the global demand is driven by steadily increasing airplane deliveries, particularly wide-body airplanes, and represents a global requirement for about 27,000 new pilots and 29,000 new technicians annually," it added.

 
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