The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected more than 60 million people worldwide, has had a huge impact to the downturn of the global economy. The aviation industry is no stranger to this economic impact. With the closing of borders all around the world, commercial flights worldwide have decreased monumentally. However, the aviation industry will remain resilient through this adversity. From the 9/11 attack to the SARS outbreak in 2003 to the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2008, this industry has faced multiple obstacles and still managed to survive.

There is still hope for the aviation industry to soar with the news of a COVID-19 vaccine coming to light, which will allow for borders around the world to reopen. According to Canadian Aviation Electronics (CAE) Inc., a global leader in the aviation industry, an estimation of 260,000 new pilots will be needed in the next decade. Boeing, a multinational aircraft manufacturing corporation forecasted that in the next 20 years, 763,000 pilots are in demand.

Following these forecasts, it is the ideal time for the aspiring pilots to start their journey. Captain Ahmad Jamari, our experienced instructor, advises those who aspire to become pilots to start their Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) training now as it will take around two years for them to complete.

“In doing so, by the time the cadets complete all their training, the airline industry will be fully functioning and booming again,” he adds.

Skyvax Aerospace Training (SAT) is optimistic that our future cadet pilots will be in demand in the aviation industry once they complete their ATPL training.

At SAT, we partner with Czech Aviation Training Centre (CATC) in Prague, Czech Republic, providing flight training, from ab-initio to type rating and base training for pilots. Our ATPL training duration is from 20 to 24 months, where cadets will get to experience flying in the European skies and life in an enchanting historical European city.

Sources:

Boeing Technician & Pilot Outlook 2020-2039

CAE Pilot Demand Outlook: 10-Year View