European pilots, as well as pilots from the CIS are interested in working in Russian airlines due to higher wages, a company engaged in the selection of personnel for the aviation industry said.
According to experts, the Russian aviation needs new pilots every year. The number varies from one to two thousand people. Russian colleges provide about 900 new pilots, which creates a shortage of skilled workers. Experts said that the level of quotas set by Russia's Ministry of Transport would not be able to cover the need in aircraft commanders.
The Ministry of Transport established quotas on foreign workers of not more than 200 people a year for five years. It is expected that foreign pilots will be recruited from the countries of the Customs Union, where their salaries are much lower.