Helicopter pilots and mechanics are expected to be in “dangerously short supply” over the next 20 years. The helicopter industry forecasts a shortage of 7,469 helicopter pilots and 40,613 mechanics from 2018-2036, according to a survey sponsored by Helicopter Association International, the University of North Dakota and Helicopter Foundation International. Shortages have already begun to affect the current job market, they said. More helicopter pilots are projected to retire or ...


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