Wed, 16 March 2016

Thailand's Nok Air Takes Delivery of Boeing 737-800; BFS to Provide Training

Thailand's troubled Nok Air has taken delivery of a new Boeing 737-800, the third direct-purchase 737-800 to be delivered to the Bangkok-based airline.

One of Nok Air's Boeing 737 aircraft reg: HS-DBB at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand.

One of Nok Air's Boeing 737s at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Click to enlarge.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome another new 737-800 to our growing all-Boeing fleet," said Patee Sarasin, CEO of Nok Air. "The 737 provides us with the efficiency and reliability that is needed to succeed in today's competitive environment. This airplane will continue to form the backbone of our fleet and we look forward to providing our customers with the best flying experience onboard our new airplanes."

Boeing Flight Services pilots flew Nok Air's newest 737 to Bangkok and kicked off a flight training program with the airline to help strengthen the capabilities of Nok Air's flight crew.

"Boeing's high quality flight training program will continue to help us grow our flight crew as we look to meet the ever raising demands with the most outstanding team members," said Sarasin. "Our passengers deserve to be flown by the best pilots in the world and we are working diligently to see that our quality is excellent as our operations continue to expand."

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.

"There is a growing demand for well-trained pilots in Thailand, and we look forward to working with Nok Air as they continue to expand their operations in the busy Asia Pacific region" said Steve Taylor, Chief Pilot, Boeing Flight Services. 

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