Published on : Thursday, September 5, 2019
Chicago based American plane manufacturer Boeing has recently published their 2019 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook. In this report, the planemaker forecasts that by 2039, the Asia-Pacific region will require 17,000 new commercial aircrafts.
The report predicts the Asia-Pacific region leading global demand for not only commercial aircraft but at the same time for commercial pilots, technicians and cabin crew as well. As per the calculations of Boeings, the Asia-Pacific region will account for one-third of global demand. In human terms, this equates to 816,000 personnel over the next two decades.
Demand for aviation personnel in the Asia Pacific region will be rising.
In the report, which was published on Tuesday, September 3rd, vice president of Training & Professional Services for Boeing Global Services Keith Cooper is quoted as saying:
“Demand for personnel in the Asia Pacific region remains significant, and we expect this trend to continue. Boeing supports the full lifecycle of an aircraft to help make sure that our customers have qualified personnel to fly, maintain and staff them.”
The 2019 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook attempts to calculate approximately the aviation industry demands globally for personnel, while taking into account regulatory requirements, crewing requirements and accounting for annual aircraft utilization rates.
In the coming 20 years, airlines will need 44,000 new planes
The report forecasts that over the next 20 years, airlines are going to need 44,000 new aircraft. Of these, 39% or 17,000 will be delivered to the Asia-Pacific region.