The commercial aviation industry will need 679,000 maintenance technicians by 2035 in order to service industry demand, according to Boeing.
In its 2016 Pilot and Technician Outlook unveiled on Monday (July 25) at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the OEM said demand for maintenance engineers had grown 11.3 per cent since its last study in 2015 and around 35,000 are required annually.
Boeing also forecast 617,000 commercial airline pilots will be needed until 2035, along with 814,000 cabin crew.
For all of the roles combined, Asia-Pacific region comprises 40 per cent of the global need due to the growth in the narrowbody aircraft market driven by low-cost carriers.
This is followed by North America which is expected to be buoyed by new markets opening in Cuba and Mexico, and then in Europe, where demand has increased due to a strengthened intra-European Union market.