Career and Job Market

Pilot Demand by Region Map

The Boeing Market Outlook is one of many sources forecasting a high demand for pilots in the coming years. Their estimate is backed by many other sources such as Airbus and ICAO, which means that the outlook for pilot jobs in the future is looking better than ever before. 

By looking back in time, we can also determine that the aviation industry has been resilient and growing in spite of its many challenges. Global financial crisis, wars, oil crisis, and terrorist attacks are some of the external threats that airlines have been faced with in past decades. Nonetheless, air travel has been doubling every 15 years as measured by Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPK's) and with the global population on its way towards eight billion(!) people we can assume that this trend is likely to persist.

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The most explosive growth in terms of pilot demand is predicted in the Asia-Pacific region, where large economies such as China contribute in an extraordinary manner due to an exponentially expanding middle class. Even though the North American and European markets are more saturated, there is still substantial growth to be expected in these regions as well. With a forecasted need for more than 352,000(!) pilots estimated by Boeing by 2037. 

If you are a European citizen, the job market you should initially focus on is the European market. In Europe alone, the growth rate is expected to provide 146,000 pilot jobs in the next 20 years. Which is also why OSM Aviation Academy and OSM Aviation will focus on providing quality training for those who aspire to become professional pilots - with a conditional job offer given to all students who enroll at our flight school. Read more...

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