Boeing has called on the aviation industry to
transform aviation training for the next generation of commercial
airline pilots and maintenance technicians.
At the World Aviation Training Symposium
in Orlando, Fla., Mike Carriker, Boeing Test & Evaluation chief
pilot for New Airplane Development, focused on training future
aviation personnel to their fullest potential to maximize the
capabilities of today's high technology airplanes.
"In my 25-year flying career – spanning military
and commercial aircraft – there has been little change in
training. Yet aircraft and teaching technologies have evolved
exponentially," Carriker said. "We must make use of modern
technology and focus our training efforts on equipping pilots and
technicians with the knowledge to make the right decisions for the
best, most efficient global transportation system."
Carriker called for reducing classroom training
times and urged an industry transition from memorization-style
training to competency-based training. He urged representatives of
the aviation training industry to leverage the capabilities of
today's advanced airplane systems. "We need to make these changes
today to reestablish the aviation industry an attractive career option. We need to bring back the magic of flying."
annual Pilot and Technician Outlook, Boeing forecasts a need for
more than one million new pilots and technicians over the next
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