Boeing raises forecast for global pilot demand (

August 2, 2017

Boeing has raised its forecast on the demand for pilots in the next two decades.

In its 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook, the manufacturer says it is expecting a demand for 637,000 new commercial airline pilots between 2017 and 2036, this is a 3.2% increase over its 2016 outlook.

Close to 40% of those pilots will go to Asia Pacific, 18% to North America and 17% to Europe.

The demand will grow as the industry adds 41,030 new aircraft by 2036, driven by economic growth, increasing consumer spending, growing middle classes and the evolving airline business models.

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