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Airlines snubbing Thai graduate pilots

Jack Burton

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Thai pilots are having a hard time finding work after graduation despite high global demand. This from Thai Civil Aviation Training Centre’s president Piya Atmungkun.

Between 600 to 700 newly graduated Thai airline pilots are now struggling to find work in the local airline industry.

“International airlines are competing to offer jobs to pilots, but “our pilots find no jobs. Aviation programs and pilot training schools are booming, but many don’t meet international standards.”

“New pilots are being churned out without real information on how many are actually employable by airlines. This has led to an oversupply of “pilots who aren’t up to scratch”.

“The picture of the Thai aviation industry is distorted by the claim that we lack pilots.”

“It’s true there is a scarcity of pilots, but that demand is for experienced, not new, pilots.”

According to the Bangkok Post, Piya believes the plan to establish a “city of aviation” in the Eastern Economic Corridor based at U-Tapao airport will only increase the supply of domestic aviation personnel.

“Even before the EEC officially opens there are already too many aviation graduates.”

“But companies won’t employ them if their qualifications aren’t certified according to international standards.”

Piya solution is for Thailand to set up an aviation “centre of excellence” in the EEC instead, which would enrol students from neighbouring Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, and African nations and those under the former Soviet bloc.

“If given the green light, the new centre would offer high quality training more affordably than Singapore.”

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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