Boeing

Pilot Outlook: 2017 - 2036

Airlines across the globe are expanding their fleets and flight schedules to satisfy demand generated by global economic expansion. The aviation industry continues to address these challenges by creating balanced, sustainable solutions to fill future pilot pipelines.

Regional markets that have relied heavily on recruiting pilots from outside their home locations are increasingly seeking to recruit, train, and develop locally sourced pilots. New market opportunities are creating an increased demand for qualified, skilled, and experienced pilots.

Over the next 20 years, the Asia Pacific region will lead the worldwide growth in demand for pilots, with a requirement for 253,000 new pilots. North America will require 117,000, Europe 106,000, the Middle East 63,000, Latin America 52,000, Africa 24,000 and CIS / Russia 22,000.

Pilot Outlook by Region Chart

Pilot Outlook by Region Map