World Economy

ME Needs 60,000 New Pilots

ME Needs 60,000  New PilotsME Needs 60,000  New Pilots

The Middle East will require 60,000 new pilots to operate commercial airlines within the next two decades, according to a new report from Boeing, Arabian Business reported. The aircraft engineer’s 2015 Pilot and Technician Outlook projects that between 2015 and 2034, the world will need 558,000 new commercial airline pilots and 609,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians. The Middle East specifically will require 60,000 pilots and 66,000 technicians, the report said. And the Asia-Pacific region will need 226,000 new pilots and 238,000 technicians through 2034. The report predicts continued strong demand for pilots–up 4% compared to the 2014 report–as the world’s airlines add 38,000 new planes to the global fleet over the next 20 years. On average, the world will need around 28,000 new pilots and 30,000 new technicians every year.