Gulf airlines are busy buying airplanes that no one will fly

Gulf airlines are busy buying airplanes that no one will fly
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Published November 20th, 2013 - 04:55 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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“The lack of good, high quality individuals coming through is going to be a challenge,” Edward Davidson, vice-president, flight operations at Canadian carrier Porter Airlines, said at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.
“The lack of good, high quality individuals coming through is going to be a challenge,” Edward Davidson, vice-president, flight operations at Canadian carrier Porter Airlines, said at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.
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Emirates
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Porter Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Etihad Airways
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Edward Davidson
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Chet Fuller
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Esmail Mohammad Al Baloushi
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Sector
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General Civil Aviation Authority

Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways will not have the pilots necessary to fly the airplanes ordered this week in multi-billion dollar deals unless there are changes in pilot training, aviation industry experts have warned.

High education fees impacted by rising fuel costs have deterred students from pilot training, reducing the amount of pilots coming through aviation schools.

“The lack of good, high quality individuals coming through is going to be a challenge,” Edward Davidson, vice-president, flight operations at Canadian carrier Porter Airlines, said at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

Davidson was addressing a conference at the Dubai Airshow on ‘Training the Gulf’s New Generation of Aviators’.

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