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Australian Visa Rules to be relaxed to fix pilot shortage

Visa rules to be relaxed to fix pilot shortage

2017 12 29

2017 12 29

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton will allow foreign pilots to enter Australia on a two-year working visa to curb a shortage.

The Australian reports a lack of pilots has already grounded planes and forced flight cancellations. It comes amid a global scramble to secure pilots and a drop in training and foreign ownership of Australian flight schools.

Qantas pilots have questioned the quality of those that would take up the offer, saying China and America are paying a premium for new pilots.

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