Pilot Shortage

American Airlines joins race for pilots, set to add 1,350 flight crew by 2022

American Airlines is set to add 1,350 pilots by 2022 ahead of an anticipated pilot shortage....


Delta Air Lines cancels flights massively, faces crew shortage

Delta Air Lines canceled nearly 100 flights during the Easter weekend due to a pilot shortage partly impacted by the COVID-19 vaccination process requirements....


Southern Air pilots reach agreement but workplace issues remain

Following a two-week long voting process, pilots at Southern Air have ratified a Letter of Agreement (LOA) to improve their working conditions and wages....


Boeing: pilot demand to surge to 790K in the next 20 years

Over the upcoming 20 years, aviation industry will need 790,000 pilots - or double of today’s workforce, according to Boeing’s 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook, released on July 23, 2018....


US regional airlines suspends operations due to pilot shortage

U.S. based Great Lakes Airlines suspended its operations cancelling all flights, the company announced on Facebook on 27 March, 2018. The airline cited change in regulations that resulted in lack of pilots for regional airlines which led the company to shut down service, Wyoming News report....


The perks of smaller airlines for kick-start of pilot’s career

Many in the aviation sector have at some point encountered operational disruption, as a result of the growing pilot shortage. Just this year airlines like Norwegian, Ryanair and Hong Kong Express had to cancel flights due to scarcity of pilots. As the increasing demand for air travel is only making the situation, worse, major airlines are now turning to aspiring pilots with zero flight hours in the bag. Industry giants like EasyJet, Aer Lingus or...


American Airlines solves pilot shortage glitch at a price

American Airlines announces that it has solved the problem of pilot shortage during the holiday period. ...


Aviation sector is set to grow, but who’s going to work in it?

Aviation sector is projected to double in the upcoming 15 years, but the workforce is declining. The ICAO Secretary General addressed the issue in Novemeber 27, 2017 speech, urging to do “a much better job of both attracting and retaining the skilled workers and managers it requires”....


Chinese airlines open hunting season for Cathay pilots

Chinese airlines are reported luring pilots from financially pressured Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific, at the backdrop of a possible reshuffle of alliances.  ...