Regional airline Flybe’s most recent financial statement has reported that the airline’s expansion plans are being held back by a shortage of trained pilots.
A new report, compiled by Aero Professional, claims that the impending pilot skills shortage would best be tackled by reintroducing airline funded training
The huge numbers of pilots predicted by Boeing and Airbus to be needed by 2035 have been shared far and wide, with many outlets proclaiming that now is ‘a great time to become a pilot’ – but what’s the truth behind the pilot shortage?
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.
Now is a time of fantastic growth for the airlines, explains Maximillian Buerger, but barriers to industry growth remain, most notably a shortage of qualified commercial pilots in Asia. So what can the airlines do to solve it?
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’
Flight schools in Iceland will not be able to keep up with demand for airline pilots, if aviation continues to grow at the present rate
FTA requested statistics to see just how many commercial pilot licences were issued in recent years – the results were surprising.