Boeing’s 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook
projects a demand for more than 1.2 million pilots and technicians
over the next 20 years.
Now in its eighth year, the outlook forecasts the 20-year demand for
crews to support the world’s growing commercial airplane fleet.
Boeing has forecast that between 2017 and 2036, the
world’s commercial aviation industry will require approximately:
637,000 new commercial airline pilots;
648,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians; and
839,000 new cabin crew members.
The 2017 outlook shows a slight increase of 3.2% for pilots over the 2016 outlook, and a slight decrease in
the need for airline maintenance technicians (4.6%),
primarily driven by the reduction in maintenance hours required on
the 737 MAX.
Projected demand for new pilots, technicians and
cabin crew by global region for the next 20 years is