The U.S. Has A Astounding Pilot Shortage

Related: Pilot shortage sends airline into bankruptcyIn the next 20 years, airlines in North America are going to need 117,000 new pilots, Boeing estimates.
After the 2009 Colgan Air crash that killed 50 outside of Buffalo, new rules on pilot training were put in place.
The coming retirements exceed the active U.S. regional airline pilots corps, which stands around 19,000.
More than 42% of active U.S. airline pilots at the biggest carriers will retire over the next 10 years, about 22,000, according to a recent report by Cowen & Company.
That’s another 1,250 hours pilots must accumulate after getting their commercial certification.

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