According to a Boeing forecast, over the next 20 years, the Asia-Pacific region will lead the demand for 240,000 new commercial airline pilots. North
America will require 127,000 pilots, while Europe,
the Middle East and Latin America will need 118,000,
60,000 and 43,000 pilots, respectively. Africa and
Central Asia/Russia will require 24,000 and 23,000.
Tree aviation training veterans have launched a new
pilot training academy in the UK to help meet the demand for thousands of new commercial airline pilots
over the next 20 years.
Skyborne Airline Academy, based at Gloucester-
shire Airport in Southwest England, is the creation of
aviation training entrepreneur, now Skyborne chairman
Tom Misner, CEO Lee Woodward—a former business
development director at CTC Aviation (now L3 Airline
Academy); and COO Ian Cooper, a former operations
director at CAE.
Te purpose-built training academy is closely aligned
with the airlines from the initial fight to the pilot obtaining the Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL), Woodward said.
“We work in conjunction with the airlines to identify
intake requirements some two years ahead. We also run
the cadet ab initio programs on behalf of airlines,” he
Candidates can be pre-selected for a specifc airline.
Potential candidates will be assessed on their competence, suitability, aptitude and resilience to minimize
additional training, reduce failure rates and create better
Flight training centers are in growth mode to meet the
need demand for thousands more pilots. BY ROBERT W. MOORMAN
ACADEMY, based at
Airport in southwest