In hard numbers, Boeing believes the marketplace will need 635,000 airline pilots for fixed-wing aircraft by 2037. With only 295,000 active pilots worldwide today, that translates into a doubling of the workforce in the next two decades. Those requirements break down into 240,000 in the Asia/Pacific region, 127,000 in North America, 118,000 in Europe, 60,000 in the Middle East, 43,000 in Latin America and 24,000 in Africa. Around the globe, business aviation will also demand tens of thousands of pilots, 96,000 to be exact, during this same 20-year period. North America will need 59,000 of those cockpit crewmembers, while in Europe, the demand is expected to reach 16,000 pilots. Latin America needs 8,000 pilots, Asia/Pacific 7,000, Africa 3,000 and the Middle East 2,000.