Boeing has released its annual report showing a growth for commercial aviation on the horizon. And it is that despite the difficult situation that our sector is going through, it will soon recover and return to previous levels of growth.
“We believe it will take about 3 years for commercial air flights to return to 2019 levels”
Aviation employment has been significantly affected by COVID-19 and the resulting downturn in pilot demand. A number of actions have already been taken to mitigate near-term employment impacts, including government aid, early-retirement incentives, a reduction in labor hours and pay adjustments to help operators weather the current crisis.
The industry faces difficult near-term decisions; however, while a number of uncertainties could affect industry recovery, the market fundamentals driving air traffic demand remain strong and we remain confident in the long-term strength of the aviation industry.
The pilot demand and the necessity for the nearly future
As we look to the future, it is important to maintain a focus on recovery and ensure that we have the qualified pilots, technicians and cabin crew members required for the industry to return to long-term growth trends.
We believe it will take around three years for commercial air travel to return to 2019 levels, and business aviation is currently in the midst of a robust recovery. Within that time frame, existing personnel will continue to reach retirement age or leave the industry for various reasons, leaving openings that will need to be filled by furloughed and new aviators.
Additionally, as airplanes are brought out of storage, thousands of labor hours will need to be spent to ensure proper maintenance has been performed, parts are in working condition and airplanes are airworthy, requiring the expertise of skilled maintenance technicians. Cabin crews, whose primary purpose has always been to ensure the safety of passengers, are playing a critical role in industry recovery by taking the precautions necessary to strengthen traveler confidence and ensure a high level of sanitation in the cabin.
As the aviation industry returns to growth, new qualified personnel will continue to be in demand to support fleet growth.
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