Boeing Flight Services (BFS), the U.S. aircraft-maker’s training arm, is stepping up its Asia Pacific presence because Boeing’s “great fear” is that the region’s airlines will have insufficient numbers of skilled and qualified personnel to support the projected fleet growth. From 2012 to 2030 the world’s airlines need to recruit 460,000 new pilots, and Asia Pacific accounts for 185,600 of that total, says BFS. Within Asia Pacific, China will require 71,300; Southeast Asia 51,500; ...
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