Owner of a global flight training group shares his thoughts on the outlook for the aviation industry
Romy Hawatt, President of Global Flight Training Group Airways Aviation, which operates flight and aviation theory schools in Australia, France, Turkey, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates, shared her thoughts on “Aviation Industry Outlook – Chronic Shortage of industry Professionals as the Demand Keeps Rising”.
“As the aerospace industry continues to shed post-COVID shackles, airlines and others around the world are rapidly getting back on track with a plethora of new and emerging civil and military opportunities. numbers continue to grow, but various estimates based on new civil aircraft orders and other industry indicators suggest that the demand for new airline pilots in Asia-Pacific over the next 15 years is still expected to be high. about 250,000, with North America requiring about 120,000, Europe about 110,000, Middle East 70,000, Latin America 55,000, Africa 25,000 and CIS/Russia 25,000.
The demand for new cabin crew, engineers, ground handling agents and other support professionals (from ticketing to refueling professionals) is conservatively estimated at around 50 times the number pilots, exceeding 32.5 million new positions worldwide. To add to this, the conflict in Ukraine and the threat of a new conflict with China have also triggered unprecedented increases in military budgets and spending, with incredibly large portions of these budgets allocated to the military aerospace sectors. . “He who controls the skies controls the war,” as the saying goes, and the military forces of most nations have never needed more qualified aviation professionals.
While some are busy recommissioning and recommissioning existing aircraft fleets, others are investing heavily in new aircraft and expanding their fleets and flight schedules to meet demand for passenger aviation solutions. , cargo and military to meet the needs of the next decade. or two. The opportunity to develop careers as airline and military pilots, cabin crew, engineers, ground handling and support professionals has never been higher, with regional, national and international carriers looking for increasingly outside their traditional sources and locations to recruit, train and develop as well as recruit competent, qualified and experienced professionals.
The rebound and increase in current and forecasted demand (even in this time of global economic and geopolitical uncertainty) is unprecedented and the Airways Aviation group, Airways Aviation Academy – ESMA as well as its industrial partners CAE Civil and CAE Defense and Safety continue to posture to meet and satisfy global demands by creating balanced, innovative and sustainable solutions to fill the pipeline with the required aviation professionals.
About Airways Aviation
With over 35 years of international experience and a growing number of strategically positioned education and training sites in Europe, the Middle East and Australia, Airways Aviation, headquartered in Dubai, today prides itself to be the largest private group of multidisciplinary aviation academies of its kind. We offer EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Agency), ICAO and IATA (International Air Transport Association) certified professionals and have trained over 8,000 commercial pilots, graduating over of 25,000 cabin crew members, ground handling and maintenance professionals, and maintains the largest fleet of Diamond aircraft in Europe
Source: Airways Aviation press release
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