Global airlines will need an average of 31,000 new pilots every year for the next two decades as the air transport industry expands, Boeing said on Monday. In its annual forecast of industry staffing needs, the US aircraft builder said staffing needs at carriers will also grow quickly for cabin crew -- a total of 814,000 people needed through 2035 -- and maintenance technicians, 679,000. The pilot estimate was 10.5 percent higher than last year's, Boeing said in a statement.
Swimming's world governing body on Monday moved swiftly to ban seven Russians from competing at next month's Rio Olympics in the fall-out from Russia's rampant state-run doping. FINA was the first sport to impose bans in light of Sunday's IOC decision, which ruled against a blanket ban on all Russian competitors in Rio, instead leaving it up to individual sports federations to decide whether to accept Russians. Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev, both 4x100m freestyle bronze-medal winners with the Russian team at the 2012 Olympics, and Yulia Efimova, another 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, were among the seven banned.