Diversity is key to pilot recruitment

Aviation experts are embracing a variety of approaches to source and develop potential pilots of tomorrow, and it’s an industry-wide issue. Jo Hjalmas and Colin Rydon of L3Harris discuss the challenges.


The L3Harris RealitySeven Full Flight Simulators (FFS) in the recently opened London Training Centre.

A 'shortage of pilots' has been widely discussed in the aviation industry, but its potential impact across most of the world is still somewhat hypothetical. Regional airlines in North America and some operators in Australia have been forced to cancel flights or change routes due to insufficient pilot availability but this is a substantial global challenge which requires a collaborative focus from airlines, regulators and training providers.

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