Boeing has increased the number of pilots and maintenance technicians it forecasts will be needed by the world’s commercial airlines, reflecting a bulging order book for new aircraft. In its latest Pilot and Technician Outlook, Boeing projects the need for 558,000 new commercial airline pilots globally over the next 20 years, up 4.7% from its forecast last year. It also boosted its 20-year forecast for technicians by 4.3% year-over-year, to 609,000. Boeing noted that this means the ...

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