Aviation Festival Americas Panel Disscussion with CEO Espen Høiby

Today, May 15th 2019 at the Aviation Festivals Americas CEO Espen Høiby was joined by Scott McCartney, reporter, author and creator of “Middle Seat”, a Wall Street Journal publication and René Armas Maes, Vice President of JetLink International in a panel, discussing the challenges in pilot training during the shortage.

The panel discussion focused on the disconnect between the number of pilots needed and the number of aircraft to be delivered in the near future.  As new technology in the cockpit and faster pilot training might probably be inevitable in the future, a collaborative effort among aircraft/simulator manufacturers, training specialists and regulators might be the right path forward to overcome this key industry challenge. 


 “How to access, train and secure enough competent people to support this industry’s rapid and tremendous forecasted growth will be one of the key challenges every airline will be facing. However, most people growing up today are faced with limitless career opportunities, and if we wish to attract talents to our industry, we need to reinvigorate the status of a career in the sky, offering tailored, high quality and affordable pilot educations in combination with employment security and complete career paths” 

Espen Høiby CEO OSM Aviation Group

About Aviation Festival Americas

Terrapinn the event organizers for a decade has been the leader in bringing together CEOs and CXOs from global LCC/ULCC, hybrid and network carriers at this key air transportation event. At the 2019 event, more than 175 live presentations and workshops were delivered focusing on a number of strategic segment across the air transportation industry including Aviation strategy, Retail, Passenger experience, Digital innovation, Aviation Marketing, and Airports.