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Aviation: So much going on.

The past week has provided a myriad of articles and stories on important developments in the aviation community, for both military and civilian. In this week’s On Aviation™ Digest, we share some noteworthy ones.

Military aviation crashes are again on the rise. Are ongoing safety and training issues to blame?

A spate of military aircraft crashes over recent months is again raising questions about the Pentagon’s approach to safety and training across military branches. In June, six service members died in two Southern California crashes — a Lemoore, Calif.-based F/A-18E pilot on June 3 in San Bernardino County and five Camp Pendleton-based Marines in an MV-22B Osprey that crashed in Imperial County June 8.

By Andrew Dyer The | San Diego Union-Tribune

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Boeing sees rising demand for aviation jobs, including more than 600,000 pilots

Boeing Co. on Monday released its 2022 Pilot and Technician Outlook, forecasting demand for 2.1 million new aviation professionals over the next 20 years “to safely support the recovery in commercial air travel and meet rising long-term growth.”

By Claudia Assis | Marketwatch

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Why are so many flights being canceled? Aviation analysts say it’s due to airlines’ inability to plan amid a tight labor market.

It’s not a surprise if you’re feeling nervous about flying at the moment. The list of global airlines to have canceled flights over the last few months reads like a departure board. Delta, Lufthansa, British Airways, Southwest, EasyJet, Alaska, and JetBlue are among the long list of carriers to have all culled flights in by the hundreds. The result has been long queues at airports, lost luggage, long layovers, and acute disappointment.

By Stephen Jones | Business Insider

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Boeing Forecasts Demand for 2.1 Million New Commercial Aviation Personnel and Enhanced Training

Boeing’s 2022 Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO) forecasts demand for 2.1 million new aviation personnel over the next 20 years to safely support the recovery in commercial air travel and meet rising long-term growth. The long-term forecast shows that 602,000 pilots, 610,000 maintenance technicians and 899,000 cabin crew members will be needed to support the global commercial fleet over the next two decades. The worldwide fleet is expected to nearly double and grow to 47,080 airplanes by 2041, according to Boeing’s recently released Commercial Market Outlook.

By AviationPros

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