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Aviation Leaders Discuss Pilot Shortage

Representatives from SouthWest and other North American airlines are gathering in Daytona Beach this week to discuss a pilot shortage. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Representatives from SouthWest and other airlines are gathering in Daytona Beach this week to discuss a pilot shortage. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Leaders in Aviation are meeting in Daytona Beach this week to discuss a pilot shortage.

The Pilot Supply and Demand Summit began Tuesday at Embry Riddle University.

Boeing estimates the need for 88,000 new commercial pilots in North America over the next 20 years.

The Dean of the College of Aviation at Embry Riddle, Dr. Tim Brady, says regional airlines are already seeing a shortage of pilots.

He says there needs to be a comprehensive solution from the industry, regulators, and educators.

The two day conference brings together representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration and airlines, including Delta, Southwest, United and JetBlue.

The conference will include discussions about new FAA flight standards and pilot attrition.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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