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JSfirm MEMBER NEWS - 2016/11/2
Pilot Shortage Climbing

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Pilot Shortage Climbing

 

Roanoke, TX November 2, 2016; JSfirm.com, the leading aviation job advertisement website, has completed its annual survey of over 200 Part 91 and 135 Operators.  Compared to last year, flight hours have decreased and more companies report being impacted by the pilot shortage.  According to JSfirm.com Manager, Jeff Richards, "This survey aligns with what we are seeing internally, a 30% increase in job postings."

 

Compared to 2015 Results:

·         Flight hours - down 6%

·         Acquiring new or pre-owned aircraft - down 7%
·         Operations being impacted by the pilot shortage - up 12%
·         JSfirm.com job advertisements - up 28.5%

 

JSfirm.com Business Aviation Survey Results:                                                                                   

 

Q1 - Which of the following best describes your title?

Answers

2016

2015

Owner

15.91%

10.76%

Chief Pilot

28.64%

31.96%

Pilot

10.00%

13.61%

Flight Department Manager

18.64%

20.25%

Director of Aviation

13.64%

15.51%

Vice President of Flight Operations

5.91%

3.48%

Other

7.27%

4.43%

     

Q2 - What FAR Part do you operate under?

 

 

Answers

2016

2015

Part 91

65.30%

66.77%

Part 135

8.68%

9.18%

Both

22.83%

23.10%

Other

3.20%

0.95%

     

Q3 - How many employees support your flight department?

   

Answers

2016

2015

1 - 10

68.04%

68.15%

11 - 30

16.89%

18.47%

31 - 50

5.94%

5.73%

51 - 100

6.39%

4.14%

101 -200

.91%

0.00%

201 +

1.83%

3.50%

     

Q4 - How many aircraft does your company operate?

 

 

Answers

2016

2015

1

38.71%

38.34%

2

18.89%

17.89%

3 - 5

20.74%

25.24%

6 - 10

11.98%

9.27%

11 - 20

4.61%

5.11%

21 +

5.07%

4.15%

     

Q5 - What types of aircraft do you operate?

   

Answers

2016

2015

Helicopter

3.77%

6.48%

Turboprop

19.42%

17.81%

Light Jets (< 20,000 lbs.)

24.35%

23.08%

Medium Jets (20,000 - 40,000 lbs.)

28.41%

31.17%

Heavy Jets (> 40,000 lbs.)

24.06%

21.46%

     

Q6 - Are you seeing increased flight hours in 2016?

 

 

Answers

2016

2015

Yes

51.36%

57.01%

No

48.64

42.99%

     

Q7 - What is the estimated increase in flight hours?

 

 

Answers

2016

2015

No Increase

46.54%

41.21%

0 - 10%

28.57%

32.59%

11 - 20%

17.97%

17.25%

21 - 30%

4.61%

6.71%

31 - 40%

1.38%

1.60%

41 - 50%

.46%

0.00%

50% +

.46%

0.64%


Q8 - In the next 12-24 months, my company will:

 

 

Answers

2016

2015

Refurb Existing Aircraft

30.63%

34.86%

Acquire New Aircraft

15.32%

19.01%

Acquire Pre-Owned Aircraft

27.93%

28.17%

Other

26.13%

17.96%

     

Q9 - Is the pilot shortage impacting your operations?

 

 

Answers

2016

2015

Yes

43.12%

31.53%

No

56.88%

68.47%

     

 

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