Pilot Jobs Shortage of Pilots Begins

Is the shortage of pilots that was forecasted and anticipated for the future here already? Where are the pilots? Wall Street Journal’s News Hub video series reported on 2/3/2014 that airlines have already had to cut regional flights due to lack of pilots. Over the weekend United Airlines announced that it cut 60% of departures from Cleveland because the their affiliate that flies out of Cleveland couldn’t fill pilot jobs and it is a less busy hub anyway. Great Lakes Airlines, flying out of the mid-west, is cutting service in six small cities there that have no other carriers due to inability to fill pilot jobs. Why is there a […]

Thousands of Pilot Jobs to Fill in the Middle East

Thousands of Pilot Jobs to Fill in the Middle East

Some of the leading airlines in the Middle East recently ordered over 500 aircraft. Boeing reported that there will be a need for almost 500,000 pilots globally over the next 20 years, and airlines in that region estimate that 40,000 of those pilot jobs will need to be filled in the Middle East. There is a Pilot and National Cadet Pilot Programme at Emirates Airlines, and the program manager Abdullah Al Hammadi said forecasts of pilot job vacancies from two years ago are continuing to increase. He says the shortage will only grow over the next few years. Air Arabia added, “The Middle East region is leading the world in […]

Pilot Jobs Return to United Airlines

On September 5th, 2013 in Chicago, United Airlines announced that furloughed pilot jobs would be reinstated. Having promised each furloughed pilot, jobs would be returned to them when/as afforded by the airline’s revenue. Honoring their promise, United will recall nearly 600 pilots, and none will remain on furlough after this period of rehiring. Beginning in October, the recalled pilots will undergo training classes that will continue through the end of the year. United Airlines and affiliates operate an average of 5,341 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents with more than 12,000 pilots. Recent news reflects the trend toward this being a fantastic couple of years […]