Monday, August 13, 2018

Airline pilots shortage looms as a result of an unusual international job market cycle


An odd job cycle may create increased fares and fewer flights for passengers soon.

Airlines are facing a pilot shortage as pilots retire.

But the situation is somewhat exacerbated by the fact than in the middle 2000’s, after 9/11, there had been many pilot layoffs and many pilots went to work for airlines in the Middle East and Asia, where air travel was booming.


Some of those pilots are indeed returning to the US.

Robert Wall and Andrew Tangell provide the story for the WSJ.  The story also appeared on the NBC today show.
  
I had a friend-acquaintance in 1990 who tried to get me enlisted into his aviation issues.  He disappeared.

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