For aspiring Cabin Crew, Pilots and Technicians

Dubai: Airlines in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East will require an additional 200,000 personnel to support the growing demand for new aircraft deliveries over the next two decades, according to Boeing.

The US planemaker announced in its report on Wednesday that the region’s commercial aviation industry will need about 92,000 cabin crew, 58,000 pilots and 66,000 technicians alone. The recruitment of aviation personnel will be one of the largest in the world.

“We are continuing to see significant need for new pilots and maintenance technicians. This translates into exciting career opportunities for those interested in the aerospace industry,” said Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services.

UAE-based carriers continued to hire additional staff this year as they look to expand their fleet and introduce new destinations. Etihad, which expects its fleet to expand from 123 to 179 aircraft between 2016 and 2025, started recruiting pilots across Europe in November. Emirates Group had earlier projected to hire about 400 to 500 pilots, or a total of 10,000 new employees in 2016.


BoeingAcross the globe, the total number of new aviation personnel required between 2016 and 2035 will touch 2.1 million, according to the 2016-2035 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook. The aircraft manufacturer said its forecast is tied to projections for new airplane deliveries around the globe.

“The demand for new pilots is primarily driven by new airplane deliveries and fleet mix, while new technician demand is primarily driven by fleet growth.”

Overall, the Asia-Pacific region will lead the recruitment activity, with more than 500,000 new pilots and technicians.



Source: Boeing

China alone is expected to require 111,000 pilots and 119,000 technicians; Southeast Asia 62,000 pilots and 67,000 technicians; South Asia 41,000 pilots and 39,000 technicians and Oceanic region 13,000 pilots and 17,000 technicians.

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I’m off to China!


The only problem is you have to live in the country in which the airline is based, that being said in Dubai you get free health care and accommodation along with a tax free salary that’s much better then British crew who probably get taxed like 💩

I live in Dubai, and no, we don’t get free healthcare and accommodation. Those are only for the Locals who only make up about 15% of the total population of Dubai, rest all being expatriates of countries from all across the globe who pay for everything just like everyone else. Also, the government here is planning to introduce VAT by 2018.

These statistics are originally from Boeing who made these projections of aviation jobs for all countries. This article focuses on Dubai and the Gulf in general because it’s a Dubai based newspaper.

I’m already in China! :p

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Problem is, all the airlines are wanting a few thousand hours of experience. They don’t seem to realise that experienced pilots are scarce…

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I mean people working for Emirates etc, they get eveybting paid for. They will probably bring in VAT due to there not ring much oil to sustain the economy on. Many Middle East counties need to build up tiger country but not around oil because once that goes so is the country

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