Boeing forecasts the need of 1.2 million pilots and engineering personnel to 2036

air personnelBoeing forecasts the need of more than 1.2 million pilots and engineering personnel in the next 20 years. The latest forecast of Pilot and Technician Outlook for 2017 was presented within the framework of the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show. The forecast comes out for the eighth year already and is an authoritative industry study assessing the demand for aviation personnel needed to service the growing global fleet of civil aircraft in the next 20 years.

According to the forecast of Boeing, from 2017 to 2036 the world civil aviation will need approximately:
– 637,000 new commercial pilots
– 648,000 new civil engineering engineers
– 839,000 new flight attendants

“The forecast for 2017 reflects a slight increase in the expected demand for pilots by 3.2% compared with the forecast for 2016, as well as a slight drop in demand for engineering and technical personnel (4.6%), mainly due to a decrease in required volumes Maintenance of 737 MAX aircraft”, said the company in the statement.

The division of Boeing Global Services, headquartered in Dallas, was formed by integrating the company’s service capabilities in the government, space and commercial sectors into a single business, focused on the needs of customers. Boeing Global Services is the third business division of Boeing and provides adaptive, flexible and competitive services to government and commercial customers around the world.