The aviation industry is being urged by manufacturing giant, Boeing, to “invest, evolve and support the expected exponential growth in demand for qualified aviation personnel.”
The American plane manufacturer said that if the predicted creation of 460,000 commercial pilot jobs by 2029 is going to be met with sufficient supply, then the infrastructure and facilities for the training of such numbers must be initiated now.
The company’s vice president of flight services, Sherry Carbary, was addressing a delegation at the launch of their 2011 Pilot and Technician Outlook publication at the Paris Air Show this week.
Carbary noted that rapidly changing technology requires new training solutions that keep up with the online, mobile computing, real-time data capabilities of the airline industry, adding that the number of technical maintenance jobs needing filling by 2029 will exceed 650,000.
“Clearly, the sheer size of this vital pipeline is staggering,” she said. The current predictions for the growth of the airline industry in the coming decades estimate that there will be 40,000 more aircraft operating across the globe within the next 20 years.
The region with the greatest job creations from the aviation industry will be Asia Pacific, where 182,300 pilots and 247,400 technicians will be needed.