Did You Know That There’s a Worldwide Pilot Shortage?

6 January 2020   Learn to Fly

According to the CEO of Boeing and other industry experts, there is a serious shortage of commercial pilots worldwide – making it the perfect opportunity to learn to fly in NJ at the Monmouth Executive Airport flight school in 2020. Here’s some interesting insight into why this shortage has occurred and what it means for your career as a pilot.

What Is the Cause of the Pilot Shortage?

There are several reasons for this pilot shortage. The most significant reason is that the demand for air travel worldwide has never been higher – and it keeps growing. While the USA has a high demand for commercial pilots, it’s the Asia-Pacific region that’s leading the drive for air travel, with an ever-increasing number of people wanting to travel for both business and leisure. The International Air Transport Association believes that this demand is so significant that air travel is forecasted to double in volume over the next 20 years.

At the same time, a lot of experienced pilots are starting to retire. As many as 42% of current pilots are expected to retire in the next 10 years, which means that there’s a huge need for commercial pilots as well as a clear path right to the top for the most dedicated career climbers.

This demand is currently being felt at a regional airline level, but is expected to expand to all levels throughout the commercial air travel industry.

How Many Pilots Does the Industry Need?

It’s difficult to give an exact number, but Boeing themselves believe that at least 800.000 new pilots will be needed over the next 20 years. This is great news for up-and-coming pilots who want to get into commercial flying, since you’ll be part of an industry that’s projected to grow from $8.1 trillion to $8.7 trillion in the next 10 years, putting an estimated 44.000 new commercial airliners in the air over the two decades.

This is also great news for people who want other careers in the aviation industry. After all, those aircraft and pilots will need crews, technicians, and FBO services to support them.

Learn to Fly in 2020 at the Best Flight School in New Jersey

We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on the premises. And, our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to experience clear, uncrowded skies as you learn to fly.

So, if you have set your sights on becoming a pilot, Monmouth Airport’s flight school in NJ is the place to be. Start training in the new year and you’ll soon be on your way to a sky-high career! For more information about flying lessons and how to learn to fly, please visit our website at https://monmouthjetcenter.com/ or contact us today.


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