Article 8/26/14 : Boeing forecasts rising demand for technicians
Boeing forecasts rising demand for pilots, technicians
August 26, 2014Linda Blachly
Boeing has projected a global demand for 1.1 million new airline pilots and technicians over the next 20 years, according to its 2014 Pilot and Technician Outlook. The report projects that between 2014 and 2033 there will be a need for 533,000 new commercial airline pilots, up 7% compared to last year’s outlook, and 584,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians, up just over 5% compared to 2013.
The report also noted the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East are showing the strongest demand and most rapid growth. “Pilot demand in the Asia-Pacific region now comprises 41% of the world’s need, and the Middle East region saw significant growth since last year’s outlook due to increased airline capacity and orders for widebody models, which require more crew members,” the outlook stated.
Projected demand for new pilots and technicians, broken down by global region, comprises: Asia Pacific (216,000 pilots and 224,000 technicians); Europe (94,000 pilots and 102,000 technicians); North America (88,000 pilots and 109,000 technicians); Latin America (45,000 pilots and 44,000 technicians); Middle East (55,000 pilots and 62,000 technicians); Africa (17,000 pilots and 19,000 technicians); and Russia and CIS (18,000 pilots and 24,000 technicians).
There is a real shortage of electronic and mechanical technician all over California. Good technicians are hard to find in south California. I know that we try to find them for our department every day. Closing ITT by EOD would be a disaster for the future of electronic manufacturers and metal processing companies.
In Germany and Japan the government finance 100% of education of technical schools like ITT. In US the government is threatening to close ITT. Maybe this is the reason, sought California's roads have 90% German and Japaneses cars and few American cars.
I don't recall the US govt. "threatening to close ITT". Perhaps the shorts have brainwashed you to believe that. But I agree that there is a definite need for these schools & ITT is the leader on the Tech side.