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Pilot Shortage - 2016 and Beyond

Swiss Airbus A320 awaiting boarding and its next journey
"Flight Schools have been saying 'pilot shortage' for 30+ years!"... "Is there really a shortage?"... "I know a guy who applied everywhere and cannot get a job!"... "Clearly it's the same old scam, ...RIGHT??!"
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.

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, USA, 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///Global
Pilot Shortage News
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
Qantas Takes Steps to Overcome Pilot Shortage Qantas Takes Steps to Overcome Pilot Shortage 2018-03-15 2018-03-15 Oceania OCN
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
Surge in airline hiring boosts interest in aspiring pilots Surge in airline hiring boosts aspiring pilots 2018-03-15 2018-03-15 USA USA
Airlines offer Tax Free salaries as world faces massive pilot shortage Airlines offer Tax Free salaries with massive pilot shortage 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 Global GLB
Embry-Riddle, Singapore Airlines Team Up for Pilot Training Embry-Riddle, SIA Team Up for Pilot Training 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 Global GLB
The future of aviation lies in the Asia Pacific region, Boeing exec says Future of aviation lies in the Asia Pacific region; Boeing 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 Global GLB
Pilot Shortage: Who's going to fly our planes? - BBC Pilot Shortage: Who's going to fly our planes? - BBC 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 Global GLB
The World Will Need 637,000 More Pilots in the Next Two Decades The World needs 637,000 Pilots over next 20 years 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 Global GLB
WestJet Link Feeder Service Launch Delayed WestJet Link Feeder Service Launch Delayed 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 Canada CAN
airBaltic seeks to recruit further 100 pilots airBaltic seeks to recruit further 100 pilots 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 Europe EUR
Outback Australians grounded as pilot crisis worsens Outback Australians grounded as pilot crisis worsens 2018-02-02 2018-02-02 Oceania OCN
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
Boeing Sees Higher-Than-Expected Airline Passenger Growth Boeing Sees Higher-Than-Expected Passenger Growth 2018-01-13 2018-01-13 Global GLB
Envoy offering up to $45,000 signing bonus for experienced pilots Envoy ups signing bonus for experienced pilots 2018-01-13 2018-01-13 USA USA
Viva Air Strengthening presence in Latin America with Airbus Viva Strengthening presence in Latin America 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 Latin Am LAT
US Border Authorities recruit students to help pilot shortage US Border Authorities recruit students to help pilot shortage 2017-12-29 2017-12-29 USA USA
SpiceJet Boeing 737NG taxiing for departure.
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