Pilot Shortage Climbing


JSfirm.com, an aviation job advertisement website, has completed its annual survey of more than 200 Part 91 and 135 operators, which shows that flight hours are down as more companies are impacted by the pilot shortage.

“This survey aligns with what we are seeing internally, a 30% increase in job postings,” said JSfirm.com manager Jeff Richards.

Compared to the results of the 2015 survey:

  • Flight hours are down 6%;
  • Acquiring new or pre-owned aircraft down 7%;
  • Operations being impacted by the pilot shortage up 12%;
  • JSfirm.com job advertisements up 28.5%.