Boeing expects pilot retirements in Asia Pacific to peak within the next decade, which may help ease demand for new pilots in the fast-growing market.
Qantas has confirmed its proposed pilot training academy will be operating from two regional centres by 2020.
The preliminary report into the crash of a Convair 340 says video footage indicates the pilots did not follow the engine fire checklist when they discovered one engine had caught fire.
Qantas has secured approval from the federal government to recruit up to 76 overseas pilots and instructors for its regional wing QantasLink to help with pilot training.
Pilot groups have criticised the federal government’s labour agreement with Qantas that allows the airline to bring in overseas pilots and instructors to support its training needs.