2020, thousands of Pilots were laid-off and not expected to return for 4 to 5
years. But vaccines have made it likely that those Pilots will be rehired over
the next 2-3 years.
During the Pandemic, airfreight became the primary use of air transport. But vaccines have reduced the Covid threat so leisure air travel is now in high demand, most heavily in Asia, followed by Western Nations. Business air travel will recover more slowly. As Business travel begins to recover, pilot retirements will steadily increase and the aviation industry will again face a growing global pilot shortage.
of recent flight school graduates are NOT well prepared to
the enter the Part 121 or 135 airline / air operators’ training programs that
will qualify them to fly “the Line” for that operator.
PABC’s testing is a Gap Analysis tool that improves the quality and effectiveness of both Ab Initio and Air Operators’ training programs for the mutual benefit of: Aspiring Professional Pilots, Air Operators, Pilot Trainers and the flying Public.
of airline new hire pilots drop-out of flight training; many because of the
cost of training, others because they are annoyed by the (self-) discipline
required to learn the skills, and still others who are no longer excited about flying.
To avoid that disappointment for yourself, see the article on WHY pilots drop-out, written by David Learmount and Capt. Andy O’Shea of Ryan Air: Why is Flight Crew Training Failing So Many?
PABC’s testing is designed to:
PABC will achieve these aims through its five-pronged approach:
Annual Demand for New Qualified Pilots in North America
Annual Demand for New Qualified Pilots Globally
is a U.S. Non-Profit organization formed by the U.S. Air Transportation Assn
(ATA/A4A) in 1996 to solve the shortage of pilots needed to replace those who
were soon to retire.
As colleges, universities and flight academies expanded their Ab Initio programs, PABC shifted its focus to:
Like physicians, PABC is dedicated to “Doing No Harm” to those we serve. We work in support of their needs while contributing to improvements we see as being needed for the safety and betterment of the General Public and our Industry Stakeholders.
Enables New Hire pilots to enter company and aircraft type training well-prepared to keep pace with the knowledge and skill development demands of the course
Reduces New Hire pilot training time, costs, and failures while keeping Operators’ course completions and staffing needs on-schedule
Ensures that Ab Initio programs and instructors fully prepare cadet pilots to enter the demanding courses provided by Airline and Business Operators
Augments regulators’ awareness of the continuous need to keep pace with industry changes in training needs and methods
Enables New Hire pilots to operate aircraft in way that attains the performance, efficiencies and life-cycle expectations the aircraft was designed to achieve
Reduces costly operational errors, incidents/accidents by enhancing New Hire pilots’ understanding of equipment and situational awareness of operational issues
Enhances travelers’ safety through proper flight planning, ground and flight management, and in keeping passengers well informed of issues that might impact their expected travel plans
An example of PABC’s commitment to improving aviation is its recognition of Ab Initio Pilot Training organizations whose graduates consistently achieve scores of 80% or higher on professional level, flight-based knowledge and competency tests. That program promises to be a highly effective method of motivating that Ab Initio Training Providers to significantly upgrade the quality of their programs.LEARN MORE