Boeing has expanded the capabilities of its Shanghai flight services training centre to service regional customers operating the 737 aircraft.
New additions to the centre include a 737 full-flight simulator and a maintenance training classroom for the aircraft type.
It adds to existing capabilities including full-flight simulators for the 747, 757, 767 and the 787.
The aircraft manufacturer said the expansion was driven by regional growth, with its most recent Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook stating 100,000 pilots and 106,000 maintenance technicians will be needed in China through to 2034.
“With the growth of new low cost carriers in China, the need for additional training capabilities to support all our customers in the country is crucial,” said Sherry Carbary, vice-president, Boeing Flight Services.
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