Aviation Growth Outpaces Skills Development

Aviation Growth Outpaces Skills Development

In fact, with rapid growth in the aviation sector in South Asia and across Asia Pacific, the region is already suffering a shortage of aviation manpower.

“This great need for aviation personnel is a global issue, but its hitting the Asia Pacific region particularly hard,” said Bob Bellitto, global sales director, Boeing Flight Services.

“Some airlines are already experiencing delays and operational interruptions because they dont have enough qualified pilots. Surging economies in the region are driving travel demand.

Airlines and training providers need new and more engaging ways to fill the pipeline of pilots and technicians for the future.”

The 2012 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook calls for 185,600 new pilots and 243,500 new technicians in the Asia Pacific region through 2030.

China will have the largest demand in the region, needing 71,300 pilots and 99,400 technicians over the next 20 years, North East Asia will need 18,800 pilots and 26,500 technicians, South East Asia will require 51,500 pilots and 67,400 technicians, and Oceania will need 12,900 pilots and 17,100 technicians.