China leads Asia Pa­cific de­mand for avi­a­tion per­son­nel

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI - By YU RAN in Shang­hai


The de­mand for com­mer­cial air­line pilots and main­te­nance tech­ni­cians in the Asia Pa­cific re­gion will be the high­est in the world for the next 20 years, ac­cord­ing to the newly re­leased 2015 Boe­ing Pi­lot & Tech­ni­cian Out­look.

The de­mand in this re­gion ac­counts for about 40 per­cent of the global need — more than the com­bined fig­ures for Europe, Africa and North Amer­ica.

Lead­ing the de­mand in the Asia Pa­cific is China, which will re­quire 100,000 pilots and 106,000 tech­ni­cians, in ad­di­tion to 6,330 new air­planes worth $950 bil­lion. The de­mand from China amounts to about 45 per­cent of Asia’s needs.

“The rapid growth of low­cost car­ri­ers in China (from 10 to 30 per­cent in the past decade) will lead to a sharp surge on the pur­chase of new air­planes and ex­pan­sion of flight crews,” said Sherry Car­bary, vice pres­i­dent of Boe­ing Flight Ser­vices.

The re­port also projects that the world will need 558,000 new com­mer­cial air­line pilots and 609,000 new main­te­nance tech­ni­cians in or­der to main­tain the world fleet over the same pe­riod of time. It an­tic­i­pates the de­mand of 226,000 new com­mer­cial air­line pilots, 238,000 new tech­ni­cians and 14,330 new air­planes worth $2.2 tril­lion in the Asia Pa­cific re­gion through 2034.

“Meet­ing this ex­po­nen­tial de­mand will re­quire in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions — fo­cused on new, dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy — to match the learn­ing re­quire­ments of a new gen­er­a­tion,” said Car­bary.

The Boe­ing 787 Dream­liner is one of the com­pany’s latest in­no­va­tions. With un­par­al­leled fuel ef­fi­ciency and range flex­i­bil­ity, it en­ables car­ri­ers to prof­itably open new routes as well as op­ti­mize fleet and net­work per­for­mance. Boe­ing is also aim­ing to en­able pas­sen­gers to ex­pe­ri­ence more com­fort and less fa­tigue dur­ing flights. Air­lines from China have been quick to snap the plane up.

“About 300 Dream­lin­ers have been pur­chased by buy­ers all over the world, 30 per­cent of which are from Chi­nese Car­bary.

Mean­while, the grow­ing di­ver­sity of avi­a­tion per­son­nel will re­quire in­struc­tors to pos­sess cross-cul­tural and cross-gen­er­a­tional skills in or­der to ef­fec­tively en­gage the work­force of to­mor­row. Boe­ing Flight Ser­vices is one such com­pany that can of­fer such a so­lu­tion.

Fo­cused on fa­cil­i­tat­ing ef­fi­cient air­line oper­a­tions and pro­jected avi­a­tion growth via the de­vel­op­ment of pro­fes­sional pilots and main­te­nance tech­ni­cians, Boe­ing Flight Ser­vices is ac­cepted by more than 100 reg­u­la­tory agen­cies and op­er­ates a global net­work of 16 train­ing cam­puses on six con­ti­nents.

The com­pany pro­vides train­ing in a va­ri­ety of spe­cial­iza­tions, in­clud­ing flight, main­te­nance and cabin safety. Three of its re­gional train­ing cam­puses also of­fer ad­vanced 787 train­ing suites for both flight and main­te­nance per­son­nel.

Serv­ing more than 400 cus­tomers, Boe­ing Flight Ser­vices of­fers ap­prox­i­mately 80 full-flight sim­u­la­tors led by a team of over 100 main­te­nance

air­lines,” said train­ing in­struc­tors av­er­ag­ing 17 years of ex­pe­ri­ence, and more than 400 in­struc­tor pilots av­er­ag­ing 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence.

“With tremen­dous growth in the Asia Pa­cific re­gion, we are work­ing closely with each of our cus­tomers to en­sure they have the best-trained crews to op­er­ate the world’s best air­planes,” said Ihssane Mounir, vice pres­i­dent of Sales and Mar­ket­ing for North­east Asia, Boe­ing Com­mer­cial Air­planes.

In ad­di­tion, Boe­ing Flight Ser­vices of­fers a range of ser­vices to sup­port train­ing cen­ters such as sim­u­la­tor hard­ware and data pack­ages, soft­ware mod­el­ing, train­ing oper­a­tions and sched­ule man­age­ment. Air­lines are able to pur­chase sim­u­la­tors and other train­ing fa­cil­i­ties from Boe­ing and get their crews trained in those ap­pointed train­ing cam­puses be­fore car­ry­ing out their own train­ing sec­tions fur­ther.

“Our strat­egy is to bring train­ing closer to cus­tomers, op­ti­miz­ing our global net­work to meet air­line cus­tomers’ train­ing com­mit­ments,” said Car­bary.

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