Boeing Expands Pilot Training Facilities

Boeing has added three flight simulators to expand its pilot training capabilities. A next generation 737 and 777 are now ready for training at Boeing Flight Services in Singapore and the firm has placed a third 787 Dreamliner simulator at its London Gatwick campus. “As our industry grows and demand for pilots increases, we will be prepared to meet the needs of our customers,” said Sherry Carbary, VP of Boeing Flight Services. According to Boeing’s 2013 forecast, The Pilot and Technician Outlook, by 2032 the global commercial airline sector will require 498,000 new pilots and 556,000 new maintenance technicians. Asia-Pacific alone will require 192,300 new pilots and 215,300 new technicians. Also, there will be additional pilot training needs a result of the 1,030 Dreamliner orders. Bob Bellitto, director of customer group at Boeing Flight Services, said: “There's no question that there's an urgent need for more aviation personnel around the world.”

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