THE PILOT CRUNCH

It is noted that the aviation industry for the first time is faced with mass pilot retirements. Competition for qualified pilots among the airlines, business aviation and the military is intense. Deepening concern over an impending pilot shortage is reflected in a Delphi Statement by the NBAA Long Range Planning Committee which is beginning to focus its attention on the problem. Both airlines and corporate aircraft operators may have to alter hiring practices and requirements. An obvious alternative is to hire younger, less experienced pilots and bring them up to desired competency levels. Another approach is to pay the new hiree a little less money to start with and lay away a certain sum each pay period with the guarantee that the pilot will collect the amount at the end of a fixed period of time. In this way, the flight department would not have invested quite as much in the individual should he leave prematurely.

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    Ziff Davis Publishing Company

    1 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016
  • Authors:
    • LEWIS, A
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Accession Number: 00182451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM