Barring changes in strategy, airlines in emerging economies and elsewhere will likely face an imbalance between pilot supply and demand that could soon threaten continued growth and potentially ground aircraft. The problem is acute in Asia, where airlines are increasingly finding it difficult to find and hire “turnkey” captains, those with pertinent type ratings and recent experience, to support the rate at which new aircraft—particularly Boeing 737s and Airbus ...


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