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According to Boeing’s 2013 Pilot and Technician Outlook, commercial aviation will require more than a million new pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians. As global aviation grows, Boeing projected that by 2032 the world will require 498,000 new commercial pilots and 556,000 new maintenance techs.

Europe will continue to experience strong demand for new personnel by 2032, outpaced only by the Asia Pacific region. Europe is forecast to need 99,700 new pilots and 108,200 new techs.

This compares with 192,300 new pilots and 215,300 techs in the Asia-Pacific region, 85,700 pilots and 97,900 techs in North America, 48,600 pilots and 47,600 technicians in Latin America, 40,000 pilots and 53,100 techs in the Middle East, 16,500 pilots and 15,900 technicians in Africa, and 15,200 pilots and 18,000 maintenance personnel in Russia and the CIS.

All regions but Europe experienced growth in personnel demand from previous forecasts, Boeing said. Demand is driven by several factors, including strong deliveries of new aircraft, aging crews and staffs nearing retirement, and strong economic growth in developing regions driving more travel.

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