Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:37 pm Post subject: Booming Aviation industry in China flying without a Pilot
In a fastest growing economy like China, there is an aviation boom. With the pace of the growth Aviation industry in China is facing acute shortage of trained pilots to fulfill current demands. Training of new pilots in China is expensive for Chinese people at a large and there are less sufficient infrastructure tends to open the door for foreign Pilots.
In China, it takes four years and costs 630,000 yuan (75,904 USdollars) to train a pilot, at least eight years and 60 million yuan (7.23 million US dollars) to train a captain of a Boeing 737 or 757, and 10 years and 80 million yuan (about 9.64 million US dollars) to train a Boeing 777 or 747 captain.
Chinese airlines will need an additional 10,000 pilots over the next five years, and the figure will reach 18,000 by 2015, said a senior official of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC).
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