Effects of Airline Industry Growth on Pilot Training


  • Viktor Valenta Czech Technical University in Prague




pilot training, pilot shortage, competency-based training, ATPL


The rapid airline growth in recent years sparked debates about global pilot shortage. Interest of talented individuals to join the aviation industry may be affected by unstable remuneration and rising cost of training. This article evaluates pilots supply and demand. The cost of initial pilot training is compared between 2007 and 2017. The airline industry growth in the last decade is described and collated with evolution of labor cost and pilots’ pay. Increasing pilot demand puts pressure on efficiency of training. Current training methods are reviewed. A development of new strategies is suggested in order to meet airline industry needs.

Author Biography

Viktor Valenta, Czech Technical University in Prague

Faculty of Transportation Sciences, Department of Air Transport


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