Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest domestic airline, aims to increase its pool of pilots by about 850 over the course of the next four years. The airline currently has about 580 pilots and anticipates raising this total to 600 by the end of the year, says Audy Punuh, principal of Wings Flying School, the airline’s pilot training facility. Next year, Lion expects to need 840 pilots, followed by 1,080 in 2014, 1,325 in 2015 and 1,433 in 2016, totals that match the carrier’s fleet expansion. ...
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