For years, many in the air transport industry have been warning about a severe shortage of an increasingly valuable resource —pilots. With the growth of the middle class in Asia, where people today still fly much less frequently than in the West, the situation will deteriorate more quickly, some argue. And then there are the regional and secondary airlines in the U.S. and Europe that routinely see a steady migration of their cockpit staff to other, better-paying or more prestigious ...


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