Boeing released its 2016 Pilot and Technician Outlook on July 25, 2016 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and projects a demand for nearly 1.5 million pilots and technicians over the next 20 years.
In its seventh year, the outlook is a respected industry study which forecasts the 20 year demand for crews to support the world's growing commercial airplane fleet. New this year is a look at cabin crew demand.
Boeing forecasts that between 2016 and 2035, the world's commercial aviation industry will require approximately:
"The Pilot and Technician Outlook has become a resource for the industry to determine demand for successful airline operations" saidSherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services. "Cabin crew are an integral part of operating an airline, and while Boeing does not train cabin crew like pilots and technicians, we believe the industry can use these numbers for planning purposes."
The outlook represents a global requirement for about 31,000 new pilots, 35,000 new technicians and 40,000 cabin crew annually. Projected demand for new pilots, technicians and cabin crew by global region for the next 20 years is approximately:
Region New Pilots New Technicians New Cabin Crew
Asia-Pacific 248,000 268,000 298,000
Europe 104,000 118,000 169,000
North America 112,000 127,000 151,000
Latin America 51,000 50,000 51,000
Middle East 58,000 66,000 92,000
Africa 22,000 24,000 27,000
Russia/CIS 22,000 26,000 26,000
The Asia-Pacific region comprises 40 percent of the global need due to the growth in the single-aisle market which is driven by low-cost carriers, while North America is the result of new markets opening in Cuba and Mexico, and demand in Europe has increased as a response to a strong intra-European Union market.
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The STEM Coalition has developed a new tool that lists federal legislation related to STEM education. The pages will be continually updated and will soon provide state-level legislation.
The resource is available at http://www.stemedcoalition.org/legislation/
Want more information about the upcoming ATEC Washington Fly-in? Join us for a short webinar that will provide all the details on the upcoming event including an overview of the agenda, reasons for attending, and how to prepare.
For more information on the ATEC Fly-in, scheduled for Sept. 8-9 in Washington DC, and to register, click here.
Aircraft Maintenance Technology magazine’s November/December issue will recognize 40 individuals from the aircraft maintenance industry for their contributions to the industry and a “job well done.” It is not a ranking, but rather a listing of individuals who have shown initiative, a capacity, or have made an impact to the aviation maintenance industry.
Whether you work in general aviation, business aviation, airlines, MRO, rotorcraft, military, or education, let the industry acknowledge you or your colleagues for dedication to the aviation industry. If you or your colleagues will be 39 years old or younger on November 1, 2016, you are eligible to be nominated for Aircraft Maintenance Technology magazine’s Next Gen Awards.
Criteria for selection include such things as job commitment, industry involvement and contribution, achievement in his or her position and innovation in his or her field. While no candidate may possess all criteria, we are looking to reward those who deserve recognition for their efforts. Upon selection, the winners will be contacted directly by AMT.
The deadline is Sept. 9, 2016. Submit your nomination today!
The ATEC Journal is a peer-reviewed, biannual publication that provides an opportunity for educators, administrators, students and industry personnel to share teaching techniques and research. As a refereed publication, submissions are subjected to a single-blind review by members of the editorial board who evaluate submissions for publication based on specific criteria.
ATEC is currently soliciting an additional member of the editorial board, applicants will be assessed based on the following criteria and qualifications:
Interested candidates should submit a short statement of interest and curriculum vitae or resume to ATEC Journal Editor David Stanley at email@example.com by Aug. 9.
The House Appropriations Committee voted to provide $1 billion for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant program, Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The appropriation would provide new federal resources for activities like science, technology, engineering, and math competitions, hands-on and field-based learning, and bringing high-quality STEM courses, to schools across the country.
The bill provides the largest source of support for STEM activities under the ESSA. A summary of the legislation can be found here.
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce unanimously approved H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Introduced by Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA), the legislation reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and will enhance career and technical education through increased focus on employability skills, work-based learning opportunities, and meaningful credentialing so students are prepared to enter the workforce poised for success.
ATEC joined 200 other companies, organizations and associations in a letter supporting the legislation and urging swift passage.
Stay tuned as we await the Senate committee version of the legislation, and continue through the legislative process.
As a follow on to his presentation at the ATEC annual conference, Jonathan Beck will present a “DroneTech Educators Workshop” at the Northland Aerospace Campus in Thief River Falls, MN this summer.
The workshop will provide educators with an introduction to UAS and geospatial technology, and provide the tools needed to incorporate the subject matter into existing curriculum. At the workshop, educators will assemble, study and learn to fly the ELEV-8 v3 Quadcopter, a UAS designed for educational use.
Registration is $400 and includes a multirotor UAS lab kit, meals, lodging and t-shirt. Scholarship opportunities are available.
Register online or download the workshop flyer for more information.
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