Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) announces a 64% drop in licenses issued in 2020/21 and lowest number of licenses issued in more than 4 years!

30th Aug 2021

With the reducing number of trained and licensed pilots in Kenya, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has raised its concerns saying that 2020/21 financial year saw a huge dropped in training and licensing by only having 167 pilots compared to 456 from the previous financial year.

This means that there is a 64-percent drop and a four-year low recorded in the local aviation industry. One of the challenges in the local industry that was also taken into consideration was the poaching of local pilots by global airlines as stated by KCAA Director-General, Gilbert Kibe. However, he downplayed the risk of a pilot shortage due to the fall in graduate numbers by saying “We have more than enough pilots, but this will change when new growth in air transport will bring back jobs starting domestically next year and internationally in 2023.”

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