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Pilot Shortage - 2018 and Beyond

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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: USA, CANADA, ASIA, OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA/NZ.

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///Canada & Global
Pilot Shortage News///
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
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
Pilots push for shorter flight times as government finalizes new safety regulations Canadian Pilots push for shorter flight times 2018-05-25 2018-05-25 Canada CAN
VIctoria Flying Club launches Speaker Series VIctoria Flying Club launches Speaker Series 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 Canada CAN
WestJet Link Feeder Service Launch Delayed WestJet Link Feeder Service Launch Delayed 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 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
FAA cuts costs of Pilot Training, Proficiency FAA cuts costs of Pilot Training, Proficiency 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 USA USA
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
Pilot Shortage News///Canada & Global
Pilot Shortage News///
Abu Dhabi’s Etihad says pilots can join Dubai rival Emirates on secondment Etihad says pilots can join Dubai rival Emirates on secondment 2018-06-25 2018-06-25 Global GLB
China To Raise Pilot Retirement Age to 62 China To Raise Pilot Retirement Age to 62 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 Global GLB
Airlines struggle with Global Pilot Shortage Airlines struggle with Global Pilot Shortage 2018-06-07 2018-06-07 Global GLB
Airlines say they can't get enough pilots. But pilots don't agree. Airlines say they can't get enough pilots. But pilots don't agree. 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 Oceania OCN
Pilot-hungry airlines are raiding flight schools - creating a shortage of instructors Pilot-hungry airlines are raiding flight schools 2018-05-24 2018-05-24 USA USA
Ryanair COO says pilot staffing situation has stabilized Ryanair COO says pilot staffing situation has stabilized 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 Europe EUR
American Airlines Launches Cadet Pilot Academy American Airlines Launches Cadet Pilot Academy 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 USA USA
Passenger Traffic Jumped 9.5 Percent In March Passenger Traffic Jumped 9.5 Percent In March 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 Global GLB
Piper Inks Massive Contracts for Training Airplanes Piper Inks Massive Contracts for Training Airplanes 2018-04-13 2018-04-13 Global GLB
U.S. Pilot Shortage Claims an Airline U.S. Pilot Shortage Claims an Airline 2018-04-05 2018-04-05 USA USA
Lack of Pilots shut down US Regional Great Lakes Airlines Lack of Pilots shut down Great Lakes 2018-04-05 2018-04-05 USA USA
Great Lakes Airlines suspends flights at DIA, across its route network Great Lakes Airlines suspends flights 2018-03-28 2018-03-28 USA USA
ERA Looking for Increase to Pilot Retirement Age ERA Looking for Increase to Retirement Age 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 Europe EUR
U.S. Airline Traffic Rose 3.4 Percent in 2017 to All-Time High U.S. Airline Traffic Rose in 2017 to All-Time High 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 USA USA
Ryanair Offers Cheaper Training to Pilots after Staffing Troubles Ryanair Offers Cheaper Training to Pilots 2018-03-15 2018-03-15 Europe EUR
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