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/
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.
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