Pilot Career Centre - Global
Pilot Career Centre - Global

Pilot Shortage - 2016 and Beyond

ANA Boeing B787 awaiting its next journey.

If you have an interest in aviation or in becoming a pilot, there is no time like the present!

We hear the following statements all the time:

"Flight Schools have been forecasting a 'pilot shortage' for 30+ years!"... "Is there really a shortage?"... "I know a guy who has applied all over and cannot get a job anywhere!"... "Clearly it's the same old scam, right?!"

ANSWER — there is a Massive Pilot Shortage – today, tomorrow, and for years to come!

The first step in understanding the Pilot Shortage is to look at the factors that have created it:

  • High Levels of Retirements (pilots turning 65) in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia/NZ…
  • Global Aviation Growth alongside economic growth in India, Africa, USA, Asia Pacific, NZ, USA, etc.
  • Airplane Technologies (B787, A350) enabling flights between cities never before connected
  • Massive Growth of the Gulf Airlines and Turkish Airlines
  • New long-range VIP Jets allowing the ultra-rich to cross oceans without a fuel stop
  • Massive expansion of Low Cost / Ultra-Low Cost Airlines across the globe
  • Very low salaries at the Regionals causing years of low intake levels
  • Low Oil Prices increasing airline profits - enabling short-term growth demand
  • Introduction of fuel-efficient Regional Turboprops allowing services to smaller towns
  • The growth of seaplane infrastructure and efficiencies for popular coastal communities.

Reasons for today's Pilot Shortage

PCC is a group of pilots who share a passion for aviation. We have spent 20+ years flying across the globe and have never seen anything like this shortage. As Airline Captains, we want to pass on what we are seeing / experiencing. See the Latest News and PCC Blogs below – our aim here is to inform you and to help you to best position yourself for an amazing career in the sky.

Pilot Shortage News///Global
Pilot Shortage News
Demand for Pilots Soaring, Airlines Hiring Record Numbers Demand for Pilots Soaring, Airlines Hiring Record Numbers 2017-12-11 2017-12-11 USA USA
American Flags Pilot Shortage For December Flights AA Flags Pilot Shortage For December Flights 2017-11-30 2017-11-30 USA USA
India air passenger traffic rises at fastest pace in nine months in October India air passenger traffic rises at fastest pace 2017-11-22 2017-11-22 Asia ASIA
Frontier looks to triple its A320 Fleet Frontier looks to triple its A320 Fleet 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 USA USA
Horizon Air pulling out of Alaska, closing ANC base Horizon pulling out of Alaska, closing ANC base 2017-11-01 2017-11-01 USA USA
Pilots flying high as airline travel increases Pilots flying high as airline travel increases 2017-10-27 2017-10-27 Global GLB
Is America's airline industry headed for a major pilot shortage? America's airline industry facing a major pilot shortage? 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 USA USA
Ryanair rehires Malaysia Airlines CEO in wake of pilot-shortage fiasco Ryanair rehires Peter Bellew in wake of pilot-shortage fiasco 2017-10-18 2017-10-18 Global GLB
Pilot crisis has Horizon Air grappling with industry’s new reality Horizon Air grappling with industry’s pilot shortage 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 USA USA
Ryanair Pilots from 20 bases demand permanent contracts Ryanair Pilots demand permanent contracts 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 Europe EUR
Ryanair crisis exposes low-cost scramble for senior pilots Ryanair crisis exposes low-cost scramble for senior pilots 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 Europe EUR
Chinese CAA Relaxes Rules for Pilot Applicants Chinese CAA Relaxes Rules for Pilot Applicants 2017-09-19 2017-09-19 Asia ASIA
Pilot shortage forcing Horizon to end Colorado Springs service Pilot shortage forcing Horizon to leave Colorado Springs 2017-09-18 2017-09-18 USA USA
Norwegian and Ryanair looking to employ pilots Norwegian and Ryanair looking to employ pilots 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 Europe EUR
Ryanair blames increased leave requirements for reduced schedule Ryanair reduces schedule for leave requirements 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 Europe EUR
U.S. Regionals Intensify Efforts To Combat Pilot Supply Dilemma Regionals Increase effort to combat shortage 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 USA USA
CommutAir accelerating ERJ Jets, retiring Turboprops CommutAir adding Jets, retiring Turboprops 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 USA USA
GoJet Announces Pilot Pathway with Spirit Airlines GoJet Announces Pilot Pathway with Spirit 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 USA USA
The U.S. has a staggering pilot shortage The U.S. has a staggering pilot shortage 2017-07-27 2017-07-27 USA USA
18000 pilots at the US Majors to retire over next 3 years 18000 pilots at the Majors to retire over next 3 years 2017-07-27 2017-07-27 USA USA
Airlines will need 637,000 new pilots over next 20 years: Boeing Airlines need 637,000 new pilots over next 20 years 2017-07-25 2017-07-25 Global GLB
Global Passenger Traffic Demand Up 7.7 Percent In May Global Passenger Traffic Demand Up 7.7% In May 2017-07-07 2017-07-07 Global GLB
Horizon Air cutting hundreds of flights this summer due to pilot shortage Horizon cutting hundreds of flights due to pilot shortage 2017-07-04 2017-07-04 USA USA
Airlines need to train 70 new pilots/day over the next 10 years Airlines need to train 70 new pilots/day over next 10 years 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 Global GLB
Airline industry facing a massive pilot shortfall Airline industry faces massive pilot shortfall 2017-06-22 2017-06-22 Global GLB
SpiceJet Boeing 737NG taxiing for departure.
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