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Bhanu Choudhrie Predicts Female Pilots Are The Answer

by Chris Holden - October 26th, 2019.
Filed under: Founder, Investor, Successful People.

Roughly one out of every two people is a female. However, the same can not be said of commercial pilots. Among the world’s commercial pilots, only 3% are women. That’s according to Bhanu Choudhrie, founder of Alpha Aviation Group.

Alpha Aviation is in the business of offering innovative training solutions to the commercial aviation industry. In the immediate future, a big problem facing the aviation industry is a shortage of trained pilots in Asia. This is due to the steady growth in the aviation sector in that region.

Bhanu Choudhrie is confident that the shortage can be met by training Filipino women to become pilots. The reason why the Philippines is the key to solving the pilot shortage in Asia is that English is widely spoken there. That’s important because regulators have determined that English will be the language in which all pilots flying in the region must be competent.

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Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has determined that Asia will need 266,000 additional pilots by the year 2038. This is because of the ever-increasing demand, which has been placed upon regional low-cost carriers.

Mr. Bhanu Choudhrie has responded by encouraging women to enroll at Alpha Aviation Groups campus just north of Manila. Located in Pampanga province, 20% of the school’s 550 students are women. Alpha Aviation even holds recruitment programs at universities hoping to attract female candidates.

Alpha Aviation has already been training pilots for smaller Asian carriers like Vietjet Air and AirAsia India. Most of these airlines specialize in low-cost short-haul flights in the region. The aviation guru feels that flying such routes aught to appeal to female pilots who may prefer not to be away from home for long periods. Flying shorter routes should be more attractive to female pilots for that reason.

Although Alpha Aviation is focused on Asia, it is worth noting that the looming pilot shortage is anticipated to be global in scope. Asia’s demand for more pilots will only represent one-third of the worldwide need. “There is huge demand, and men alone won’t fill that. It’s the women who will be the ones to drive this growth,” Mr. Bhanu Choudhrie said.

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