Almost 600,000 new maintenance technicians needed

Around 29,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed every year for the next 20 years to meet the needs of the growing aviation sector, according to Boeing.

Around 29,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed every year for the next 20 years to meet the needs of the growing aviation sector, according to Boeing.

In its latest forecast for job prospects for MRO practitioners, the airframer has increased the number of technicians it believes will be needed to maintain the global fleet by 5% on its 2013 estimate.

The growth in job prospects, according to Boeing, is being driven by steadily increasing airplane deliveries, particularly of new widebody aircraft

By 2033, 584,000 new maintenance practitioners will be needed, with the greatest demand seen in Asia Pacific, which will need a further 224,000 technicians.

The breakdown of project regional demand is:

  • •    Asia Pacific – 224,000 technicians
  • •    North America – 109,000 technicians
  • •    Europe – 102,000 technicians
  • •    Middle East –62,000 technicians
  • •    Latin America –44,000 technicians
  • •    Russia and CIS –24,000 technicians
  • •    Africa – 19,000 technicians
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