Recession provides some breathing room from the predicted pilot shortage.
IN SEARCH OF DEEP NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN pilot training? Rewind to the emergence of Multi-Crew Pilot Licensing a few years ago. The concept: Train ab initio pilots specifically for the right seat of a commercial transport and peg their getting there not to hours flown but to competence demonstrated. Born out of a desire to train better and faster (as recently as 2007, Boeing was predicting 17,000 new pilots would be needed per year through 2027 just to handle new aircraft deliveries), MPL was ...
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