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Airline Hiring Boosts Interest in Aspiring Pilots


#1

https://pilotjobs.atpflightschool.com/2018/03/22/airline-hiring-boosts-interest-in-aspiring-pilots/


(Kevin H) #2

Nice little summary of events past and future needs.


(Clay) #3

Does anyone happen to know how many total commercial airline pilots (regional/majors/etc) currently operate in the US? I’d like to see if I can compare some of those numbers to the numbers listed as “number of pilots needed to bridge the pilot shortage” in the coming years.


#4

Clay,

I have no clue but fortunately there’s this wonderful thing called the internet and Wikipedia does :slight_smile:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airlines_of_the_United_States

Adam


#5

I believe there are about 90,000, but don’t hold me to that.


(Tucker) #6

The FAA has numbers. They all say “estimated” but I assume they are fairly accurate.

https://www.faa.gov/data_research/aviation_data_statistics/civil_airmen_statistics/media/2017-civil-airmen-stats.xlsx


#7

Where the heck did you find that?


(Tucker) #8

As Adam said on this wonderful thing called the internet! :joy:

I stumbled upon it back when I was researching flight school and what not, not exactly sure.