Boeing has forecast demand for 498,000 additional pilots by 2032, as well as demand for 556,000 more maintenance technicians. Airlines for America spokeswoman Katie Connell said airlines will be adequately staffed and no pilot shortages are expected. "Long-term projections about pilot hiring are inherently subjective as they are based on assumptions about airline growth that have often proved to be faulty," she says. "We expect the major commercial airlines will be appropriately staffed, and are not expecting any shortage within the next few years."
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