The company says its increased outlook represents the most significant demand in its nine-year history of forecasting pilot demand. The projection is also double the current workforce.

Despite strong global air traffic growth, the aviation industry continues to face a pilot labor supply challenge, raising concern about the existence of a global pilot shortage in the near-term,” notes Boeing exec Keith Cooper.

Boeing says it’s partnering with customers, governments and educational institutions to help ensure that the market is ready to meet this significant pilot demand.

Boeing Press release

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