Private Jet Pilots In High Demand

No pun intended, but private pilots are in high demand!

According to the CAE Group for Civil Aviation Training Solutions, the aviation industry is facing great demand for executive jet pilots. Nick Leontidis, President of the group said, “there’s an unprecedented demand for professional pilots and a new urgency to develop better pilots, faster."

“According to our analysis,” Leontidis said, “by 2028 the active combined airline and business jet pilot population will exceed half a million pilots. Furthermore, 300,000 of those pilots will be new and 215,000 will have been upgraded to captain. In the business sector, the turnover of new jet pilots will reach almost 100%.”

The report added that signs of improvement are evident in business aviation even though new jet deliveries have remained flat since 2012 at approximately 700 aircraft per year.

The report went on to say that, in the business aviation sector, the number of needed pilots is expected to increase by as much as four percent, not only due to the delivery of new aircraft, but also to a reduction in the number of previously owned aircraft that were once sitting around idle. The report looked at both pilots that will be hired to fill the shoes of retiring aviators and those hired to handle industry growth.

Synergy Between Charter Flight Operators and Pilot Trainers

Increased pilot demand is also motivating business aviation fleet operators and training providers like CAE to work more closely together not only in the way they train pilots, but in how they select pilot candidates so as to reduce costly training failures. CAE said, “Smarter pilot creation helps new pilots flourish earlier and improves the likelihood of success throughout a pilot’s career.”

Keeping Up With Growing the Growing Demands of Business Aviation

At XO, we recognize how the demand for business aviation is growing on a global basis. It is that exact growth that has driven the expansion of VistaJet, one of the world’s leading private jet charter operators.

As part of that evolutionary growth, we were very excited to recently announce that Vista Global has agreed to acquire XO to create one of the largest and most technologically advanced private aviation groups in the industry.  

This transaction will allow XO to enter the next innovative phase of its history, as Vista Global takes our solutions to the global stage – allowing XO to fully realize its potential to advance the private jet travel experience.

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