The Pilot Shortage: Implications, Repercussions, and Tried Solutions

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Pilot Shortage, Aviation industry, Aging Workforce, Airline Safety, Autonomous eVTOL, Regional Airlines

Abstract

The global pilot shortage in the aviation industry is a growing concern, affecting airlines worldwide as they struggle to meet the demand for qualified pilots. This article delves into the causes and implications of the shortage, highlighting its impact on airline operations, travel costs, and safety. It provides a comprehensive overview, including a historical background, current situation analysis, and an exploration of potential future consequences. Case studies are presented to showcase strategies employed by airlines and organizations to combat the problem, such as training local individuals, expanding flight capacities, partnering with flight schools, implementing autonomous aircraft plans, and introducing innovative training programs. The intended audience comprises aviation industry professionals, policymakers, educators, and stakeholders like airline executives, regulators, training organizations, schools, government officials, and researchers. The article aims to deliver valuable insights and influence decision-makers and stakeholders to take proactive measures in addressing the pilot shortage.

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