Boeing forecasts a new demand for aviation personnel in Africa and Southeast Asia Region


The Aircraft Manufacturer, Boeing has given a report in its 2022 Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO) forecasting demand for 2.1 million new aviation personnel over the next 20 years.

The long-term forecast shows that 602,000 pilots, 610,000 maintenance technicians and 899,000 cabin crew members will be needed to support the global commercial fleet over the next two decades. The worldwide fleet is expected to nearly double and grows to 47,080 airplanes by 2041, according to Boeing’s recently released Commercial Market Outlook.

The fastest growing regions are Africa, Southeast Asia and South Asia, with all three regions expected to grow more than four percent over the forecast period.

“As the commercial aviation industry recovers from the pandemic and plans for long-term growth, we anticipate a steady and increasing demand for aviation personnel, as well as the ongoing need for highly effective training,” said Chris Broom, vice president, Commercial Training Solutions, Boeing Global Services. “Our customer-centric approach and digital expertise includes a commitment to delivering data-driven, competency-based training and assessment solutions as well as technologies that meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

Region New Pilots  New Technicians  New Cabin Crew
Africa  20,000  21,000  26,000
Middle East  53,000  50,000  99,000
South Asia  37,000  34,000  43,000



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