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Boeing Global Services Forecasts 1.2 million pilots and technicians needed by 2036

Posted 25 July 2017 · Add Comment

Now in its eighth year, the outlook is a respected industry study that forecasts the 20 year demand for crews to support the world's growing commercial airplane fleet.

Boeing forecasts that between 2017 and 2036, the world's commercial aviation industry will require approximately:

    637,000 new commercial airline pilots

    648,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians

    839,000 new cabin crew members

The 2017 outlook shows a slight increase of 3.2 percent for pilots over the 2016 outlook, and a slight decrease in the need for airline maintenance technicians (4.6 percent), primarily driven by the reduction in maintenance hours required on the 737 MAX.

Projected demand for new pilots, technicians and cabin crew by global region for the next 20 years is approximately:

Region

New Pilots

New Technicians

New Cabin Crew

Asia-Pacific

253,000

256,000

308,000

Europe

106,000

111,000

173,000

North America

117,000

118,000

154,000

Latin America

52,000

49,000

52,000

Middle East

63,000

66,000

96,000

Africa

24,000

23,000

28,000

Russia / CIS

22,000

25,000

28,000


Boeing Global Services, headquartered in the Dallas area, was formed by integrating the services capabilities of the government, space and commercial sectors into a single, customer-focused business. Operating as a third business unit of Boeing, Global Services provides agile, cost-competitive services to commercial and government customers worldwide.

Forward-Looking Information Is Subject to Risk and Uncertainty

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