of the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010 ultimately changing flying hour requirements for U.S. airline pilots[ CITATION Rob17 \l 1033 ]. As a resultof this regulatory change, to qualify as an airline first officer, the pilot must hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) or Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) certificate[ CITATION Lut18 \l 1033 ]. This took the flying hour requirement from 250 hours to 1500 hours to be in the
The Pilot Shortagecockpit of an airliner. I believe this is the start of the modern-day pilot shortage. This crash increased the requirements it took to get to the airlines by 1250 hours. Now the young pilot would have to work low paying jobs such as flight instruction and small cargo carriers to build the time required. The 2019 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, a respected industry forecast of personnel demand, projects that 804,000 new civil aviation pilots, 769,000 new maintenance technicians, and 914,000 new cabin crew will be needed to fly and maintain the world fleet over the next 20 years. The forecast is inclusive of the commercial aviation, business aviation, and civil helicopterindustries[ CITATION Boe19 \l 1033 ]. So not only do we now have increased hour requirements, but the airlines are going to be experiencing an increased amount of mandatory retirements over the next 10 years. This is not including pilots changing jobs or careers, just the mandatory retirements due to reaching the age of 65. The military provides a different aspect for the aviator shortage. It also has different factors affecting the different services. According toLt. Gen. Gina M. Grosso, at the end of
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