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Aviation industry boom in Dubai

Aviation is a boom industry in Dubai, with employment prospects for budding and existing pilots in remarkably good shape.

A new study by Oxford Economics has revealed that the sector indirectly supports over 250,000 jobs and contributes over $22 billion to the country’s economy. This represents around 19 per cent of total employment and 28 per cent of its GDP.

Dubai’s aviation sector has seen enormous growth in recent times. Over the past few years alone, passenger numbers at Dubai International have increased from 24.8 million in 2005 to 47.2 million in 2010. The airport currently ranks fourth globally for international passenger and cargo traffic.

The crucial news for anyone considering getting into the industry as crew is that the growth looks set to continue in a big way over the next decade.

The study predicts that the economic contribution of the aviation industry will rise to $44.5 billion or 32 per cent of Dubai’s GDP by 2010, providing 372,900 jobs that will count for approximately 22 per cent of its employment by 2020.

Pilot Career News will, of course, keep you posted on job and training opportunities that help you take advantage of these flourishing employment prospects.