hullo Aircrew looks to take action on pilot shortage problem

©hullo Aircrew expands into permanent pilot recruitment

Two years after the launch of its industry-first software platform connecting operators with aircrew for freelance and contract flights at EBACE 2017, hullo Aircrew has reported a 200% growth in its membership.  It holds 3,000 candidates on its database and recently moved into offering permanent air crew positions, in response to demand. 

Since February, Edward Cousins has been back on the team as Director of Business Operations, overseeing widening out its reach through the EMEA region. He has now brought in Andrea Jilkova as Business Development Manager, a seasoned professional within the business aviation industry, already proving a valuable member of the team exploring new markets. The whole team is geared up to solve obstacles when it comes to all things crewing.

Edward is also passionate about pro-actively addressing the industry’s reported pilot shortage. “We are looking to approach local authorities to encourage standardisation on training across the industry, using hullo Aircrew’s skillset in building a network to help build a consortium of operator training agreements,” he comments.  This, Edward believes, would play a part in alleviating the pressure on commercially competitive flight operations – and also help to drive down costs. 

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