CAE: 50,000 new business jet pilots required over the next ten years
CAE has released its 2018 CAE Airline and Business Jet Pilot Demand Outlook. This is an update to last year's report, and for the first time provides a forecast of the demand for business jet pilots.
The 10-year outlook finds that the active business jet pilot population will reach 65,000 by 2028, which represents an increase of 18%, with a turnover rate of almost 100%.
More specifically, 10,000 new business jet pilots will be required to sustain growth, and 40,000 new business jet pilots will be needed to support retirement attrition across the segment over the next decade.
Soaring pilot demand
"The CAE Airline and Business Jet Pilot Demand is a one-of-a-kind report. Our 2018 update builds on last year's analysis while introducing for the first time a business jet pilot forecast and shedding light on ways the aviation industry can cope with this demand," said Marc Parent, CAE's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Today's soaring pilot demand is a reality that we must all face. As the leading training organisation in the world, we are honoured to offer our partners the training solutions they need to face this rising demand."
Download the 2018 CAE Airline and Business Jet Pilot Demand Outlook.
We recently asked Nick Leontidis, Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions, CAE, more about pilot demand, the impact of autonomous aircraft and more. Watch the From The Top interview here: