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ANA Pilots Begin 787 Dreamliner Training

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ANA, the launch customer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, has started training the pilots who will fly the world’s newest passenger aircraft.

Ten ANA pilots will enter the training program run by Boeing Training & Flight Services, using the aircraft manufacturer’s highly sophisticated simulators and flight training software.

The Full Flight Simulator for the Dreamliner is significantly more energy efficient and environmentally-friendly, using 80% less electricity than previous models. Furthermore, the high degree of commonality between the cockpits of the Dreamliner and the Boeing 777, which is already in use in the ANA fleet, will assist in making the training program more efficient.

The first training program will be completed on 17 May 2011. During this fiscal year, some 80 ANA pilots are scheduled to be trained to fly the 787.

Japan’s ANA has ordered 55 Rolls-Royce-powered Dreamliners. The first 787 is scheduled to be delivered to ANA during the third quarter (Jul-Sep) this year.

The commencement of training is a big step forward in preparation toward the aircraft’s first delivery and its introduction on domestic and then international routes.

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