JSfirm.com Responds to Boeing’s Pilot and Technician Outlook
JSfirm.com remains optimistic about the future of the aviation industry upon publication of the latest issue of the Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook, released late last week. The updated 20-year outlook takes into account the impact of COVID-19.
Prior to the pandemic, the aviation industry was experiencing a shortage of qualified pilots, technicians, and crew cabin members that was expected to continue growing, yet, recent furloughs, early retirements, and personnel cutbacks throughout many facets of the aviation industry have changed those numbers. However, JSfirm.com believes there are reasons to be hopeful that the aviation industry is going to bounce back. Boeing is reporting that the long-term need remains robust and aviation professionals will still be in demand by the hundreds of thousands for years to come.
Boeing’s outlook of new personnel needed through 2039 (compared to previous report):
- 763,000 Pilots (down 5%)
- 739,000 Technicians (down 3.9%)
- 903,000 Cabin Crew Members (down 1.22%).
Abbey Hutter, executive director of JSfirm.com, says, “Boeing's predictions will produce confidence across the aviation industry.” She continues, “JSfirm.com memberships are increasing exponentially, and we have hundreds of companies that are actively hiring. As the industry continues to recover, we will see the demand for aviation professionals return to their pre-COVID levels.”
For more information on Boeing's outlook, visit https://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/pilot-technician-outlook/.