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  • Joe Breitfeller

Boeing Forecasts the Need for 2.1 Million New Commercial Aviation Personnel over the Next 20 Years

Boeing has today published their 2022 Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO), which forecasts the need for 2.1 million commercial aviation personnel over the next 20 years, including 602,000 pilots, 610,000 maintenance technicians and 899,000 cabin crew.


Boeing Publishes 2022 Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO) Forecast - Courtesy Boeing

On Monday (July 25, 2022), from the EAA AirVenture 2022 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (U.S.), Boeing released their 2022 Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO). The company forecasts the need for 2.1 million new commercial aviation personnel over the next 20 years, including 602,000 pilots, 610,000 maintenance technicians and 899,000 cabin crew members. The worldwide fleet of commercial airplanes is expected to double and grow to 47,080 by 2041, according to Boeing’s recently published Commercial Market Outlook (CMO). The 2022 PTO forecast represents a 3.4 percent increase from 2021, excluding Russia, with China, Europe and the U.S. representing over half of the new personnel demand. Africa, Southeast Asia and South Asia are the fastest growing regions, and are expected to each grow by more than four percent over the forecast period.

In Monday’s announcment, Boeing Global Services’ Vice President – Commercial Training Solutions, Chris Broom, said,


“As the commercial aviation industry recovers from the pandemic and plans for long-term growth, we anticipate a steady and increasing demand for aviation personnel, as well as the ongoing need for highly effective training. Our customer-centric approach and digital expertise includes a commitment to delivering data driven, competency-based training and assessment solutions as well as technologies that meet the evolving needs of our customers.”


Select Data From Boeing's 2022 Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO) Forecast - Courtesy Boeing

Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading supplier of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, as well as global services. The aerospace giant tops the list of the largest U.S. exporters, providing a significant positive impact to America’s annual GDP. Boeing supports government and commercial customers in over 150 countries and employs more than 160,000 team members worldwide. As Boeing continues to deliver for customers, they are committed to their legacy of aerospace leadership in technology and innovation and living the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.



Source: Boeing/PRNewswire