26th – 28th March 2018
The Hurlingham Club, London

58% of military flight training experts claim they have a critical need for pilot training

In a recent survey carried out by Defence IQ, it was found that over 58% of military flight training experts, believed that their requirements for pilot training had reached critical level – and that this was now negatively affecting operations. This Market Overview gives an insightful look into the current market standings at a critical time for the military flight training market. 

The way tactical aircrews are trained has undoubtedly reached a crossroads – with evolving pressures of operating in contested and degraded environments and the need to support the suppression of terrorism and insurgency – today’s operational context faces a myriad of challenges. 

Defence IQ’s market overview follows on from the in-depth market report to give a succinct outlook on the global market detailing information on: 

  • Current pilot shortage and training requirements
  • The advantages and challenges of outsourcing training
  • The current industry offering

Although outsourcing pilot training is in demand, with only 11% of respondents claiming they have never outsourced this, it is clear that the risk factors associated are a deterrent for many. Here 46% stated that their biggest risk factor was that the outsourced training would not align with Air Force requirements. 

At the 18th annual Military Flight Training conference we will be welcoming over 250 military and industry attendees from over 40 nations to discuss challenges and risk factors such as these. This forum, held on the 26-28 March in London, will be hosting critical discussions and networking to overcome these barriers to ensure operational readiness of aircrew for current and future operating environments.

Download the full report to read more here for information on:

  • Current pilot shortage and training requirements
  • The advantages and challenges of outsourcing training
  • The current industry offering




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