Boeing Training & Flight Services has started
787 Dreamliner flight certification training following the
provisional approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) for Boeing's Seattle-based 787 flight training devices.
As part of flight training, pilots train on a
787 flat panel training device and a 787 full-flight simulator.
Both devices are manufactured by Thales.
"The innovations of the 787 have inspired us to
develop the most effective training curriculum based on our
customers' training needs matched with efficient delivery and
modern simulation tools," said Sherry Carbary, vice president,
Flight Services, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "With the FAA's
approval on our flight training devices, we are embarking on an
exciting journey toward delivering qualified and competent crews."
The provisional designation will be removed once the airplane
is fully certified. Local FAA offices will approve training
courses customized for individual operators and these may be based
on provisional approvals prior to certification of the airplane.
"We're pleased with the progress we are making in ensuring our
support products and services are ready for our customers," said
Mike Fleming, 787 director of Services and Support, Boeing
Commercial Airplanes. "This is an exciting time for our customers
and an important achievement for the entire Boeing team as we move
toward delivery of the first 787."
There are 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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