CAE Unveils Pilot Demand Outlook; 255K New Airline Pilots Needed For Next 10 Yrs

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( - Canadian aviation-training and simulation products provider CAE Inc. (CAE, CAE.TO) Tuesday said 255,000 new airline pilots are needed over the next 10 years to sustain the growth of the commercial air transport industry and support retirements.

In its first CAE Airline Pilot Demand Outlook, unveiled at the 2017 International Paris Air Show, the company provides the airline industry with key insights on the future need for professional pilots in commercial aviation. The 10-year view builds on key drivers, variables and trends and addresses airline pilot needs around the world.

As per the report, 50% of the pilots who will fly the world's commercial aircraft in 10 years have not yet started to train.

The document breaks down the numbers by region and provides a thorough analysis of the training needs of the aviation industry.

Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions, said, "The airline industry will need 70 new type-rated pilots per day for the next 10 years to meet global demand. This record demand will challenge current pilot recruitment channels and development programs. New and innovative pilot career pathways and training systems will be required to meet the industry's pilot needs and ever-evolving safety, competency and efficiency standards."

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