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Mon, 12 March 2018

Okay Airways Joins Boeing's Commercial Pilot Development Program

China's Okay Airways has joined Boeing's commercial Pilot Development Program (PDP).

 Through the Pilot Development Program, Boeing works with a network of flight schools around the globe to provide airlines with comprehensive commercial training including screening PDP cadets, managing student performance and correction, and developing commercial pilot training courses and materials.

 The comprehensive program includes ab-initio—pilot training from zero-flight-hour experience through advanced flight training—and is designed to develop cadets into 737 type-rated first officers.

China's Okay Airways has joined Boeing's commercial Pilot Development Program (PDP). Click to enlarge.

"This strategic cooperation deepens our relationship with Boeing, and allows us to lay a solid foundation for training and a steady stream of talent," said Dr. Li Zonglin, CEO of Okay Airways. "The Pilot Development Program offers pragmatic and effective training, with continuous improvement of training quality."

Keith Cooper, vice president of Training & Professional Services, Boeing Global Services, said, "The commercial aviation market is experiencing an unprecedented demand for pilots, and we anticipate this to continue for the next several years. We're committed to supporting the full lifecycle of an aircraft, and through our training business, we're helping to ensure that our airline customers have pilots available to fly them."

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