Regional Airline Profile

Pilot Demand

Updated: 2019-08-03

The Regional Airline Pilot demand are dependant on a number of factors.

  • The number of pilots being pulled from Destination airlines(Majors).
  • The size of the Regional Airline pilot pool. The larger the regional airline sector, the slower the draw.
  • The growth pattern of the regional airlines.

Knowing this, it is important to realize this data is only as good as its completness.

Aircraft Order and Retirement Schedule


Pilot Hiring Graphs/Table

Number of Pilots: 404 --- Pilot/Aircraft Ratio: 11.5

Google Visualization API Sample


Percent Seniority Junior is a helpful tool in determining approximate upgrade time. For example if someone where to get hired to today the point on the chart where it reaches 50% would be their approx upgrade year.

For someone who gets hired in 5 years they only need to look at 50% senioty change to determine their upgrade year. For example in 5 years when they get hired, the chart might say 30%, at which point they need to look further down to find an additional 50% worth of movement (80% on the chart) to determine their approximate upgrade.

For a current FO who has been with the company 3 years, and has about 15% of the pilot group junior to them, they need to look and see how long it will take from today to move an additional 35% in Seniority to get to our average upgrade point(50%)


Upgrade/50% Seniority Calculator

Planned Hire or Actual Hire Year

Current % Seniority From Bottom

Projected Upgrade Year:

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