According to a statement issued this week by the General Civil Aviation Authority, reported that the Middle East will need 60 thousand pilot by 2033, representing 10% of the global demand, and 22 thousand pilot the United Arab Emirates will need.
According to data from Sheikh Zayed Centre for Air Navigation, the Authority said that the total air traffic movements at the end of April 2016 in the atmosphere of the UAE amounted to 76 767 air traffic, with a growth rate of 3.7% compared to the same period in 2015.
Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Civil Aviation Authority, confirmed that the Authority seeks to provide development opportunities aim to the prosperity and development of the aviation sector in several areas, such as airport infrastructure, maintenance, repair, modification, ground services, vocational training, academic education, recycling, and dismantling the aircraft.
He stated that the number of passengers reached 30.8 million in the first quarter of 2016 across the entire airports in the state, including arrivals and departures, in return the number of passengers reached to 28.3 in the first quarter of 2015, and that with a growth rate of 8 percent.
The tourism industry has strengthened greatly, with improving occupancy in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on the back of the expanding network of Etihad Airways and Emirates airline.