Boeing has expanded its Flight Services business
in China, greatly enhancing training capacity for airlines in the
With the introduction of an advanced
787 Dreamliner training suite for pilot and maintenance
training, and a newly-installed 747-400 full-flight simulator, the
company is tripling its offerings at the Boeing Flight Services
Shanghai training campus.
The new training devices join an
existing 757/767 full-flight simulator at the facility.
"China is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic aviation
markets in the world, and Boeing is committed to giving the
Chinese airlines the competitive advantage they need to succeed as
they grow," said Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight
Services. "Providing new, world-class resources and training
focused on the region's 787 and 747 fleets is one way we can bring
the Boeing Edge to China."
The Boeing Pilot & Technician
Outlook projects the largest demand for global pilots and
maintenance technicians will be in the Asia Pacific region.
China's expected requirement leads the region's demand with a need
for 72,000 new commercial airline pilots and more than 108,000
maintenance technicians over the next 20 years.
celebrate the 40th anniversary of Boeing in China, this is another
important step forward in our long-term commitment to serving
China's development of the air transport system," said Marc Allen,
president of Boeing China. "There is a real need for more pilots
in the region, and the expansion of the Boeing training campus in
Shanghai is geared to help meet that need."
customers are already benefiting from the new Boeing training
capacity in Shanghai. Crews from Yangtze River Express, Air China
and China Cargo have completed 747-400 training. Several crews
from Hainan Airlines have completed 787 pilot training.
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