Boeing Presses Need For Asia Pacific Staff

Boeing has highlighted an urgent need for commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians within the Asia Pacific region. Its global sales director, Boeing flight services, Bob Bellitto, claimed: “This is an industry-wide issue that can only be solved with industry-wide solutions.” In its 2013 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, Boeing cites need for 192,300 new commercial airline pilots and 215,300 new technicians in the Asia Pacific region, including 77,400 pilots and 93,900 technicians in China, and 48,100 pilots and 50,300 technicians in Southeast Asia. “Tomorrow’s aviation workforce is going to be very different than their present-day peers. We need to focus on their expectations for learning, moving away from paper and chalkboard-based techniques to incorporate tablets, eBooks, gaming technology and three-dimensional models,” said Bellitto.

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