About 1000 pilots with commercial pilot license (CPL) are unemployed in the country today.
According to statistics released by the Department Civil Aviation (DCA), 2,292 qualified pilots graduated since 2005 but only 1,174 were able to find jobs.
Each pilot paid about RM200, 000 to pay for their training and unemployed pilots are now working part time just to pay the loan back.
This creates a long term negative impact as it is a waste of human resources.
This is due to the loss of momentum in the flight industry caused by the global economic recession.
The aviation industry was at its peak five years ago and aviation schools increased from three to eight by 2010.
The issue of pilot unemployment does not only happen in this country but also in India and a few European countries such as Spain. 5000 pilots in India are unemployed while 4000 pilots in Spain shared the same fate.
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