Boeing Training & Flight Services has been
granted provisional approval for its
787 Dreamliner pilot training
courses by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
the 787 pilot training courses, pilots can transition to the new
airplane in five to twenty days, depending on pilot experience.
Boeing 777 pilots can qualify to fly the 787 in as little as five
days, given the high level of commonality between the two airplane
"Gaining FAA approval for our courses is a
significant milestone as we ramp up to the start of flight
training," said Mark Albert, director of Simulator Services and
787 Training Program, Boeing Training & Flight Services. "It
validates our approach to provide world-class training solutions
at great value for the 787 Dreamliner."
Training & Flight Services is working with the FAA to obtain
provisional approval of the training devices at which point formal pilot training will commence. The provisional designation will be
removed once the airplane is fully certified.
787 pilot training program uses a sophisticated suite of training
devices including a full-flight simulator, flight training device and desktop simulation station to ensure that pilots are ready to
fly the Dreamliner.
"The Training & Flight Services team
stands ready to provide best-in-class 787 pilot training," said
Roei Ganzarski, chief customer officer, Boeing Training & Flight
Services. "Our global network of campuses allows our customers to
train where they want, when they want."
currently eight training suites at five Boeing Training & Flight
Services locations around the world in Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai,
Seattle and Gatwick, U.K.
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