CAT Editor-in-Chief Rick Adams, FRAeS, concludes his conversation with Kit Darby with the pair discussing whether we could go from an oversupply of pilots to undersupply. Kit also offers opinions on MPL and the US hours-based training requirement.
CAT Editor-in-Chief Rick Adams, FRAeS, continues his conversation with Kit Darby discussing risk factors such as recession, job cuts, mergers, fuel costs and terrorism on airline pilot hiring. Plus the unique challenges of getting a foreign flying job, corporate flying, and pay/benefit packages by airline and aircraft type.
CAT Editor-in-Chief Rick Adams, FRAeS, talks with Kit Darby, one of the leading experts on professional pilot careers about the state of the North American aviation market – recovery, retirements, furloughs, pay packages, and advice for moving to the head of the queue when hiring restarts (perhaps sooner than you think).
The first section of this five part series is on Airline Recovery Scenarios and the Impact of Pilot Retirements.
Kit Darby outlines possible airline recovery models, pilot retirements at the major US airlines, scenarios for the resumption of pilot hiring, and a comparison of airline early-retirement offers.