What are the Latest Pilot Jobs?
Depending on whether you are a seasoned veteran with thousands of hours in your log book or a relative newcomer to the industry the answer to this question is basically the same. There are just too many latest pilot jobs to list. Many within the industry are describing this new era of aviation the greatest boom in pilot jobs in the history of aviation. If we are to believe the world’s largest airline manufactures or simply even the list of job vacancies for pilots online then I believe there is a good chance of this statement being correct.
Surprisingly both Boeing and Airbus, the worlds two largest aircraft manufactures have both forecast that there will be a need for 460,000 new pilots worldwide over the next 20 years. The most serious pilot shortfall is expected to be within the Asia Pacific region where growth in airline travel is expected to be the greatest. In early 2011 ICAO the International Civil Aviation Organisation carried out a study in order to determine the personal requirements needed to compensate for retirements and expected growth in Airline travel. The study found that approximately two million jobs worldwide will be required for Air Traffic controllers, Aircraft engineers and pilots.
Pilot Jobs for al Levels of Experience
So right now what are the latest pilot jobs for new commercial pilots? Generally airline jobs are filled by order of attrition from the top downwards. When major airlines need new pilots for reasons such as retirements or for expansion they generally recruit pilots in one of two ways. Usually they will take the more experienced pilots from commuter airlines or business jet pilots. Subsequently pilots are taken from general aviation to fill the open spots with the commuters. The other method is by having a constant source of pilots through a cadet scheme run by the airline itself.
For the more experienced commercial pilot especially the ones who are prepared to travel to another country, the availability of jobs is plentiful. In many Asian countries such as China, India, Korea, Japan and Vietnam, Contract Pilot positions are available and are growing by the day. Recently Mr Wang Zhenghua Chairman of Spring Airlines in China Stated “The Pilot Shortage is the biggest restriction to our development” Not forgetting Middle Eastern countries where airlines such as Qatar have been submitting record numbers for new aircraft orders. Between now and 2030 approximately 2,500 airplanes will be delivered requiring around 36,000 new pilots to fly them.
A subsequent advantage for pilots with the expected shortage is that airlines will increase their pilot salary and conditions in order to attract pilots to fly for them. Already we are seeing pilots resigning and taking jobs with other airlines who are offering greater incomes. Recently 25 pilots from Philippine Airlines quit to fly for other companies resulting in insufficient pilot numbers and the grounding of some flights. With the latest pilot jobs increasing all the time it appears to be a bright future for pilots indeed.