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US Regional Airlines Say Finding Pilots Difficult

US Regional Airlines Say Finding Pilots Difficult

2014 03 01

2014 03 01

Regional US airlines are having a hard time finding pilots, the US Government Accountability Office said in a study published on Friday.

The agency, which analysed data on pilots from 2000 to 2012 and other information, said 11 of 12 regional carriers it interviewed for its study had problems hiring entry-level pilots.

The report added that while bigger airlines did not report similar difficulties finding pilots, they were still concerned that problems faced by regional partners could affect their ability to provide flights to some areas.

The study comes as some regional carriers have voiced concerns about a pilot shortage. Earlier this month, Republic Airways said a scarcity of qualified pilots would hurt pre-tax income as it cuts its planned flying.

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