Boeing in need of pilots

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By Tessa

MOUNT PLEASANT, S. C. (WCIV)- As aviation giant Boeing grows,so does{}the need for pilots to fly the state-of-the-art machines.

According to Boeing,{}460,000 new commercial airline pilots are needed to meet the growing demand as airlines around the world expand their fleets.

One particular part of the world is feeling the crunch. As a result of a pilot shortage, Asia has been faced with delays and interruptions in its operations.

The Asia Pacific Region appears to have the greatest need for new pilots- 185,600. Within that region, China has the greatest need- 71,300 pilots. In North America, the numbers fall in just behind China with a need for 69,000.

How will they satisfy the need?

According to Boeing, "meeting this demand will require airplane manufacturers and the commercial aviation industry to rely more heavily on new digital technology, including online and mobile computing, to meet the learning requirements of a new generation."