Etihad Airways will begin a pilot recruitment drive across Europe in the coming months. It is the airline’s first major pilot recruitment initiative in two years with the airline looking for pilots to join both its Airbus and Boeing fleets.
Qatar Airways is holding a pilot recruitment event in Manchester in August 2016, looking for Captains and First Officers to pilot its growing Boeing and Airbus fleet.
Both Boeing and Airbus have recently predicted the need for as many as 617,000 new pilots over the next 20 years – airlines need to act now, says Sam Sprules, aviation recruitment expert.
Emirates Flight Training Academy has signed an agreement with Boeing to collaborate on a training curriculum to help train pilot cadets.
Boeing’s 2016 Pilot & Technician Outlook, released in July at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention, has stated a need for 617,000 new pilots from now until 2035.
In its first Global Services Forecast, Airbus has predicted that the number of new pilots needed by the year 2035 will top 560,000.
Boeing has announced expanded its training capabilities at its Flight Services campus in Shanghai, including a Next-Generation 737 full-flight simulator and a 737 maintenance training classroom.
Airlines in Asia are being ‘forced’ to seek female pilots to combat the rapid escalation in air travel in Asia which may leave the industry ‘desperately short of pilots’