Boeing Forecasts Increased Demand For Middle East Pilots

Boeing forecasts nearly 100,000 new pilot and technicians will be needed in the Middle East over the next two decades. The aircraft manufacturer released the forecast at this week's Dubai Airshow, in its 2013 Pilot and Technician Outlook - an industry forecast of aviation personnel. The Middle East aviation industry is growing faster than the world average, and Boeing predicts the region will require 40,000 pilots and 53,100 technicians over the next 20 years. They are needed to support projected aircraft deliveries and meet expected demand, with more than 60 per cent of the pilot demand driven by increased deliveries of widebody aircraft.

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