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The latest Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook was released late last week. The updated 20-year outlook takes into account the impact of COVID-19.
Prior to the pandemic, the aviation industry was experiencing a shortage of qualified pilots, technicians, and crew cabin members that was expected to keep growing. Recently, we have seen furloughs, early retirements, and personnel cutbacks throughout many facets of the aviation industry.
However, there are reasons to be hopeful that the aviation industry is going to bounce back. Boeing is reporting that the long-term need remains robust and aviation professionals will still be in demand by the hundreds of thousands for years to come.
Boeing’s outlook of new personnel needed through 2039 (compared to previous report):
- 763,000 Pilots (down 5 per cent)
- 739,000 Technicians (down 3.9 per cent)
- 903,000 Cabin Crew Members (down 1.22 per cent)
JSfirm.com remains optimistic about the future of the aviation industry. Abbey Hutter, executive director of JSfirm.com, said, “Boeing’s predictions will produce confidence across the aviation industry. JSfirm.com memberships are increasing exponentially, and we have hundreds of companies that are actively hiring. As the industry continues to recover, we will see the demand for aviation professionals return to their pre-COVID levels.”