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The number of flights and active fleet are the primary drivers of the overall demand for civil aviation professionals. Properly staffing these flights and replacing pilots, cabin crew, and aircraft maintenance technicians leaving the workforce due to retirement and attrition represent the underlying causes of the demand. To forecast the demand over the next ten years, we first looked at the current commercial and business aviation aircraft fleets, and calculated the personnel required to fly and maintain them. Then, we looked at forecast fleet changes (both new deliveries and retirements of older models), and calculated the additional personnel required for the anticipated fleet growth. Finally, we used estimated retirement and turnover rates to calculate the personnel required to replace those retiring or leaving the industry.

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At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, airlines, defence and security forces, and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in more than 200 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight, mission, and medical simulators, and personalized training programs powered by artificial intelligence. We’re investing our time and resources into building the next generation of cutting-edge, digitally immersive training and critical operations solutions while keeping positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact at the core of our mission. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.