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Boeing says Asia needs 240,000 pilots over next two decades

If you need a job, you may want to consider training as an airline pilot and moving to China.
Boeing forecasts that the Asia Pacific will need the greatest number of pilots, technicians and cabin crew over the next two decades.
The region's economic growth will lead to rising wealth and increased travel, spurring a need for 240,000 more pilots and 317,000 cabin crew by 2037.
China will need half of these new personnel.
The projections place pressure on an industry that is already struggling with a pilot shortage and training bottlenecks.
Older pilots are set to retire over the next decade and there is increasing demand for business aviation services, such as helicopter tourism and private luxury jets.

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