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Mon, 14 September 2015

Thai Airways Signs Pilot Training Agreement with Boeing

Thai Airways International has signed a pilot training agreement with Boeing.

Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will provide flight training for Thai Airways Internationals 787-8 fleet at Boeings Singapore campus.

The deal will provide the airline with training for nearly 50 crews by the end of the year.

THAIs customers demand and deserve the highest quality service, which is why we chose Boeing Flight Services to train our pilots as we grow our 787 fleet, said Capt. Parinya Ounrean, Director, Flight Deck Crew Training, Thai Airways International.

Thai Airways took delivery of its sixth B787-8 in August with two 787-9s to be delivered in 2017.

We are very pleased to provide THAI with the industrys best flight training as they expand their 787 fleet, said Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services. Our Singapore campus is strategically located for airlines in the region to learn from our highly qualified instructors some of the best in the business.

According to the 2015 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, an industry forecast of aviation personnel demand closely tied to projections for new airplane deliveries around the globe, 226,000 new commercial airline pilots and 238,000 new technicians will be needed in the Asia Pacific region through 2034.

The Asia region also leads the demand for new commercial airplane deliveries over the next 20 years. By 2034, 14,330 new airplanes worth $2.2 trillion will be needed, according to Boeings 2015 Current Market Outlook. 

Thai Airways, Boeing, Pilots, Training, Singapore, Thailand

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