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
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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