Boeing, on Tuesday, announced the opening of Boeing Flight Services training centre in Shanghai. The campus will help enhance training capacity for airlines in the Asia Pacific region.
With the introduction of an advanced 787 Dreamliner training suite for pilot and maintenance training, and a newly-installed 747-400 full-flight simulator, the company will triple its offerings at the Boeing Flight Services Shanghai training campus. The new training devices join an existing 757/767 full-flight simulator at the facility. Interestingly, India is also scheduled to get the delivery of Dreamliner soon.
“China is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic aviation markets in the world, and Boeing is committed to giving the Chinese airlines the competitive advantage they need to succeed as they grow,” Sherry Carbary, Vice-President, Boeing Flight Services, said in a statement.
The Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook projects largest demand for global pilots and maintenance technicians will be in the Asia Pacific region. China’s expected requirement leads the region’s demand with a need for 72,000 new commercial airline pilots and more than 1.08 lakh maintenance technicians over the next 20 years. “There is a real need for more pilots in the region, and the expansion of the Boeing training campus in Shanghai is geared to help meet that need,” the statement added.
“Boeing not only produces amazing airplanes, but also delivers innovative services and support throughout the lifecycle of the customer fleet. With the expanded capability at the Boeing Flight Services Shanghai training campus, we will be able to quickly and efficiently provide our services to our customers in China and the Asia-Pacific region,” Ihssane Mounir, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing for Greater China and Korea, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said.