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Old 14th Mar 2013, 01:06
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CPL license holders

Does anyone know where to find data on current numbers of CPL/PPL license holders? Or how many actually go through Australian training schools every year?

Would be curious to know if it dropped off in the last few years.
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Old 14th Mar 2013, 01:33
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CASA publishes the stats in their annual reports.

http://www.casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_asset.../ar1112_p6.pdf

Page 165.
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Old 14th Mar 2013, 02:32
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Interesting stats - down by 530 ATPL's since last year and the lowest shown since 2007.

Commercials about stagnent for 5 or so years.

Private up by some 3,200 in the last year but up by 2,500 since 07.

So to answer your question, not really, but certainly apparently for ATPL's.
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Old 14th Mar 2013, 03:42
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Interesting stats indeed - one that caught my eye was that the vast majority of single-engined aeroplanes <5700 kg are between 27 and 56 years old!
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Old 14th Mar 2013, 04:46
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The stats are interesting.

Notice that the number of medical renewals dropped from about to 23,000 in 2007/8 to 18,000 in 2011/12. Page 166

The CPL and ATPL stats are difficult to interpret. One big factor here may be the number of overseas students who come here to get their ATPL and then leave. Another factor would be retirement of older ATPL pilots in the baby-boomer demographic.
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Old 14th Mar 2013, 06:26
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IIRC it was reported some 2-4 years ago in some stats that more than 50-75%?? of new issue CPLs and maybe ATPLs were issued to overseas students mainly for the Asian schools/airlines.
The number of Australians getting these quals were very few esp new CPLs.

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Old 15th Mar 2013, 01:49
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IIRC it was reported some 2-4 years ago in some stats that more than 50-75%?? of new issue CPLs and maybe ATPLs were issued to overseas students mainly for the Asian schools/airlines.
The number of Australians getting these quals were very few esp new CPLs.
You'd be right about CPLs, given the number of 'international' students getting CPLs, but there couldn't be many ATPLs - those students are doing pretty much minimal times, nowhere near the 1500 hrs required for an ATPL.
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Old 15th Mar 2013, 02:02
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Good point.

Does ATPL in the stats mean ATPL (theory + 1500 hours) or ATPL theory?

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Old 16th Mar 2013, 09:19
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Does ATPL in the stats mean ATPL (theory + 1500 hours) or ATPL theory?
I'd put money on it being the number of licences issued - everything else on the table is licences issued.
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56 single turbo props over 5700kg? Most relatively new; Ag aircraft?

Interesting that there is roughly 1.5 pilots per aircraft in the GA fleet.
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Old 16th Mar 2013, 12:12
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Medical numbers

Interesting to note the (apparent) huge drop in Class 2 Medical renewals over 2010-2012. Perhaps a large drop in PPL licenses to come 2013-2014?

The general feeling I have is less local CPL's coming through with the corresponding increase in Transport Category aircraft over the last 5-10yrs, Jetstar, Virgin, Alliance etc.
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