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Pilot Shortage - 2018 and Beyond

The SHORTAGE has arrived and it's worse than anticipated.
Today is the BEST TIME EVER .... to become a Professional Pilot!
"Flight Schools have been saying 'pilot shortage' for 30+ years!"... "Is there really a shortage?"...
ANSWER — there is indeed a Massive Pilot Shortage – Today, Tomorrow, and for years to come! Key Regions with severe pilot shortages: ASIA, OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA/NZ, USA, CANADA.

The first step in understanding the Pilot Shortage is to look at the factors that have created it:

  • High Levels of Retirements (pilots turning 65) in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia/NZ…
  • Global Aviation Growth alongside economic growth in India, Africa, USA, Asia Pacific, NZ, etc.
  • Airplane Technologies (B787, A350) enabling flights between cities never before connected
  • Massive Growth of the Gulf Airlines and Turkish Airlines
  • New long-range VIP Jets allowing the ultra-rich to cross oceans without a fuel stop
  • Massive expansion of Low Cost / Ultra-Low Cost Airlines across the globe
  • Very low salaries at the Regionals causing years of low intake levels
  • Low Oil Prices increasing airline profits - enabling short-term growth demand
  • Introduction of fuel-efficient Regional Turboprops allowing services to smaller towns
  • The growth of seaplane infrastructure and efficiencies for popular coastal communities.
Reasons for today's Pilot ShortageReasons for today's Pilot Shortage

Our Team at PCC have been flying for 20+ years and have never seen anything like today's shortage. As International Airline Captains, we want to pass on what we are seeing / experiencing first hand. See the Latest News and PCC Blogs below – our aim is to inform you and help you position yourself for an amazing flying career.

Pilot Shortage News///Asia & Global
Pilot Shortage News///
Jet Airways To Buy Another 75 Boeing 737 MAX Jet Airways To Buy Another 75 Boeing 737 MAX 2018-06-25 2018-06-25 Asia ASIA
India's domestic air passenger traffic up by 18% in January: IATA India's domestic air passenger traffic up by 18% 2018-03-15 2018-03-15 Asia ASIA
Indian Airlines to Add New Jets in Booming Market Indian Airlines to Add New Jets 2018-03-15 2018-03-15 Asia ASIA
India fastest growing domestic aviation market globally India has fastest growing domestic market 2018-01-31 2018-01-31 Asia ASIA
Hong Kong Airlines to recruit new cadet pilots Hong Kong Airlines to recruit new cadet pilots 2018-01-19 2018-01-19 Asia ASIA
India air passenger traffic rises at fastest pace in nine months in October India air passenger traffic rises at fastest pace 2017-11-22 2017-11-22 Asia ASIA
Chinese CAA Relaxes Rules for Pilot Applicants Chinese CAA Relaxes Rules for Pilot Applicants 2017-09-19 2017-09-19 Asia ASIA
Boeing Says Air Freight To Double By 2038 Boeing Says Air Freight To Double By 2038 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 Global GLB
The Impending Pilot Shortage (and How It Might Be Averted) - Robb Report The Impending Shortage and How It Might Be Averted 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 USA USA
CAE releases its first business jet pilot demand outlook CAE releases its first business jet pilot demand outlook 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 Global GLB
Republic Airline exec: Industry's pilot shortage has wide-ranging implications Republic: Industry's pilot shortage has wide-ranging implications 2018-10-06 2018-10-06 USA USA
Canada faces severe shortage of pilots and aircraft workers Canada faces severe shortage of pilots 2018-10-05 2018-10-05 Canada CAN
Ahead of holidays, FedEx leans on special bonuses to keep pilots from retiring Ahead of holidays, FedEx using bonuses to keep pilots from retiring 2018-10-04 2018-10-04 USA USA
Qantas sees lucrative flying boom from Toowoomba Pilot School Qantas announces new Toowoomba Pilot School 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 Oceania OCN
Canadian Air Force short 275 pilots - Ottawa Citizen Canadian Air Force short 275 pilots 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 Canada CAN
Pilot Shortage News///Asia & Global
Pilot Shortage News///
China's Big Three Airlines Are on a Fast Track to Overtake U.S. Big Three China's Big 3 Airlines Are on a Fast Track to Overtake U.S. Big 3 2018-09-21 2018-09-21 Global GLB
Calgary Flying Club plans to triple enrolment as demand soars Calgary Flying Club plans to triple enrolment 2018-09-11 2018-09-11 Canada CAN
Qantas Group commits to second Pilot Academy Site Qantas commits to second Pilot Academy Site 2018-08-26 2018-08-26 Oceania OCN
US Airport Traffic To Grow Over 25% In Next Ten Years US Airport Traffic To Grow Over 25% 2018-08-22 2018-08-22 USA USA
Canada’s aviation industry faces existential headwinds—and that affects you Canada’s aviation industry faces existential headwinds 2018-08-13 2018-08-13 Canada CAN
Global Passenger Demand Accelerating Global Passenger Demand Accelerating 2018-08-11 2018-08-11 Global GLB
FAA Commits to New DPE Policy to Provide More Pilot Examiners FAA Commits to Provide More Pilot Examiners 2018-08-01 2018-08-01 USA USA
A 'Perfect Storm' Pilot Shortage Threatens Global Aviation A 'Perfect Storm' Pilot Shortage Threatens Aviation 2018-07-30 2018-07-30 Global GLB
Industry leader says pilot shortage 'unprecedented' Industry leader says pilot shortage 'unprecedented' 2018-07-29 2018-07-29 Global GLB
Pilot Demand to surge to 790,000 in the next 20 years - Boeing Pilot Demand to surge to 790,000 in the next 20 years 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 Global GLB
Three Reasons why the US is running out of pilots Reasons the US is running out of pilot 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 USA USA
Not enough pilots to handle travel boom Not enough pilots to handle travel boom 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 USA USA
The US is facing a serious shortage of airline pilots The US is facing a serious shortage of pilots 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 USA USA
Bush operators forced to cut back in wake of Canadian pilot shortage Bush operators forced to cut back in wake of pilot shortage 2018-07-05 2018-07-05 Canada CAN
FAA cuts costs of Pilot Training, Proficiency FAA cuts costs of Pilot Training, Proficiency 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 USA USA
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