Pilot deficit in U.S. commercial aviation 2016-2026

This statistic gives the projected number of unfilled U.S. commercial airline pilot jobs from 2016 to 2018 and gives a forecast through 2026. In 2026, there will be a pilot deficit of over 4,500 in the United States, as more captains are retiring and fewer young people are interested in a career in commercial aviation.

Projected shortage of airline pilots in U.S. commercial aviation from 2016 to 2026

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Release date

June 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* The figures are projections.

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