Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CAE Forecasts 255,000 New Pilots Needed by 2027, One-Third in North America

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CAE Forecasts 255,000 New Pilots Needed by 2027, One-Third in North America

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CAE issues its first pilot outlook report

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MONTREAL - A report by Montreal-based flight training provider CAE says airlines around the world will need 255,000 new commercial pilots over the next decade, a third of whom will be required in North America.

CAE's report says there are about 290,000 commercial pilots working now, but 440,000 will be needed by 2027.

It says 105,000 will be needed just to replace pilots who retire in addition to 150,000 new pilots to meet growing global demand.

CAE says Asia will continue to be a hot spot, with new routes to accommodate a growing middle class, particularly in India and China.

In all, the company says 70 new pilots will have to be trained daily globally to meet the demand, which the International Air Transport Association projects will grow be 4. …

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