Aviation is a global industry where a variety of regional trends can have an international impact (wywierać wpływ) . However, these are some of the trends that are having a unique effect on the Asian aviation market today:
Demand is growing rapidly- Zapotrzebowanie/ popyt gwałtownie rośnie
The Asia-Pacific aviation market is set to grow by 100 million passengers each year in the coming decade. Airbus and Boeing predict the region will require 200,000 – 226,000 new pilots alone within 20 years, with only 65,000 currently registered (obecnie zarejestrowani). 238,000 technicians will be required to service new aircraft, representing 40% of total global need (40% światowego zapotrzebowania).
China will become the largest global market within five years (przez najbliższych 5 lat). Such growth will require 100,000 additional pilots and 106,000 new technicians (Asia Weekly).
Lacking human resources for aviation training- Brak dostępnych zasobów ludzkich/ kadr do lotniczego szkolenia
Airbus has just opened the world’s largest pilot training school in Singapore. The aircraft manufacturer hopes this centre will process („przerobić”, tutaj: obsłużyć) up to 10,000 new pilots per year. Despite this – and similar efforts by Boeing – Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier still highlighted the ongoing “severe shortage” (podkreślił niezmiennie dotkliwy brak/ niedobór) of skilled aviation staff in Asia when opening the new facility.
With demand far outstripping supply (zapotrzebowanie/ popyt zdecydowanie przewyższa podaż), Chinese airlines in particular are ready to ‘headhunt’ recently trained staff from other regional markets. This problem goes beyond aviation, too. 96% of employers in Asia believe a lack of skills will have negative influence on their business in the near future, increasing competition (rosnąca konkurencja) for skilled staff across the board (Asia Weekly).
Developed markets can no longer supplement workforce- Rynki rozwinięte nie są w stanie uzupełnić braków kadrowych
Asian airlines would once have looked to developed markets to make up staffing shortfalls (nadrabiać/ rekompendować braki kadrowe). Today, the European and North American markets are facing a skills shortage of their own. 216 000 pilots alone will be required across the regions within 20 years. Also: Ben Wong, COO of Hong Kong Airlines, believes “ground maintenance positions are the hardest to fill” (stanowiska obsługi naziemnej najtrudniej jest obsadzić).