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Boeing highlights demand for training and predicts the need for 2+ million new aviation personnel


  • The 2023 Pilot and Technicians Outlook forecasts a need for over 2.3 million new aviation personnel, including pilots, cabin crew, and technicians, by 2041.

  • Demand for training and related services has quickly recovered post-pandemic and returned to 2019 levels.

  • China, Eurasia, and North America will require the highest number of new pilots and technicians.

Boeing’s 2023 Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO) report predicts that international traffic will return to pre-pandemic levels by 2024, and as such, the long-term demand for newly qualified aviation personnel will remain strong.

This is good news for flight schools and academies, as 649,000 new pilots and 690,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed to fly and maintain the global commercial fleet over the next 20 years.

"Effective training and an adequate supply of personnel remain critical to maintaining the health, safety, and prosperity of the global aviation ecosystem."

The PTO states that demand for training and other related services has recovered post-2019 but that the aviation training industry still faces lingering challenges in meeting demand. A key concern for airlines is the insufficient training capacity to fill significant personnel shortages, as well as the lag time required to bring personnel online while continuing to prioritize safety.

It is clear that in order to support the recovery and growth driven by the expansion of global fleets, the aviation industry will need a long-term strategy that addresses upcoming labor challenges.

With these predictions, it is safe to assume that the demand for flight schools and training academies will remain high for the foreseeable future. If these demands are to be met, competitive flight training centers must be prepared and running as efficiently and effectively as possible.

This means having a streamlined and reliable flight school management system (FSMS), such as Private-Radar, in place. A solution that quickly and adeptly manages;

  1. A full scheduling and booking system,

  2. A complete training platform, including flight and ground courses, evaluations, student progress, and the CBTA framework,

  3. Invoicing and an accurate billing system,

  4. Instant reporting and detailed analytics

  5. Live flight tracking and automatic flight record-keeping

  6. Fleet management and maintenance tracking,

Designed with students, instructors, and staff in mind, Private-Radar is a flexible, user-friendly flight school management and aircraft tracking system. Empowering training centers of all sizes and budgets to efficiently manage every aspect of flight and ground training

Make sure that your business is ready to meet the growing demands for pilot and maintenance training by requesting a demo of Private-Radar today.


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