It is silent compared with a Leap 1B or even a Hoover upright, but its sucking power is stronger than either, and that has business aviation worried. The engine at work is a global shortage of air carrier pilots. Airframe manufacturers have long predicted the shortfall of flight deck personnel now underway that will eventually grow into the hundreds of thousands. The reasons for that are several: mass retirements of senior pilots; a notable reduction of military transfers as result of the ...


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