Earlier this month Boeing forecasted about 465,000 airline pilots and 601,000 new aircraft maintenance technicians will be needed worldwide over the next 20 years. "We have airlines around the world as they buy our airplanes and come to us on the training side of the house, saying 'We're struggling to fill (pilot) seats. Can you help us?' " said Carl Davis, Boeing's Chief of Pilot Services. Considering this pressing need for qualified airline pilots and technicians we took a look at hiring demand and candidate supply.
Online Job Ad & Candidate Summary for Airline Pilots, Co-Pilots and Flight Engineers in the US
Companies Currently Hiring Airline Pilots, Co-Pilots and Flight Engineers Nationwide
- Bradley-Morris, Inc.
- Army, National Guard Units
- Air Force Reserve & Civilian Service
- Federal Aviation Administration
- S3, Inc.
This article states that 69,000 pilots will be needed in North America alone. That would be 3,450 jobs added each year, a big jump from 130 current job openings. With the current candidate supply of 50,000 qualified pilots, co-pilots and flight engineers, recruiters may have to compete with salaries to acquire highly experienced talent or look for freshly trained candidates just entering the workforce.
Our Hiring Scale™ suggests that filling positions is somewhat easy currently. However, if hiring demand increases as Boeing predicts, sourcing for pilots and technicians may become more difficult. The Hiring Scale shows Washington, D.C. as having some of the worst conditions for recruiting talent.
Will hiring demand for pilots, co-pilots and flight engineers meet forecasted demand? Will conditions in Washington, D.C. improve over time? Find out with a free trial of WANTED Analytics™ .