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¡¯70 new pilots a day required to meet 10-year demand¡¯ ¨C CAE

Jun 28,2017

A staggering 255,000 new airline pilots will be needed over the next 10 years, according to the CAE Airline Pilot Demand Outlook, released today at the Paris Air Show.

It¡¯s the first time CAE has produced such a forecast. Among the findings are that 50% of the pilots who will fly the world¡¯s commercial aircraft in 10 years have not yet started to train. Also, 180,000 first officers will need to develop into captains during the same period, a greater number than in any previous decade.

The document breaks down the numbers by region and provides a thorough analysis of the training needs of the aviation industry.

¡°As the leading training organization in the world, we are very proud to introduce our first-ever CAE Airline Pilot Demand Outlook to the market, which will provide airlines with a view on the upcoming needs and development opportunities for professional pilots,¡± said Marc Parent, CAE¡¯s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions, said, ¡°The airline industry will need 70 new type-rated pilots per day for the next 10 years to meet global demand.

¡°This record demand will challenge current pilot recruitment channels and development programs. New and innovative pilot career pathways and training systems will be required to meet the industry¡¯s pilot needs and ever-evolving safety, competency and efficiency standards.¡±

CAE has sponsored ¡°2017 China Aviation Training Forum¡± which is hosted by Shanghai Society of Aeronautics and will be held on September 6th - 8th, 2017 in China Eastern Airlines R&D Center. The organizing committee of CATF2017 also includes COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Co., Ltd, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, China Eastern Airlines R&D Center, Shanghai General Aviation Association, Shanghai Aviation Training Alliance and CATA Shanghai Education & Training Center.

For more information, please contact Kara WANG, marketing@galleon.cc

The CAE Airline Pilot Demand Outlook is available for download here


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