Aug. 29, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today marked the launch of 787 customer training in
, site of the company's largest commercial aviation training campus. Aeromexico and LAN Airlines are the first two customers to train on the 787 suites at the Boeing Flight Services Miami campus.
At an event attended by
as well as a number of other federal, state and local officials, community leaders and airline customers, Boeing also established
as its pro forma flight training campus for the Americas -- the location where airline crews will receive the initial training provided to Boeing customers for new model airplane introductions.
has always been an important Boeing training campus and the largest campus in our global network. Now it will also play an expanded role in training the pilots and technicians who will fly and maintain the groundbreaking 787 Dreamliner," said
, vice president, Boeing Flight Services. "
location at the crossroads of the Americas offers tremendous advantages as a preferred location for airlines based in
the United States
. Customers also travel from
to conduct training in
Boeing has greatly enhanced its overall training capability in
following an announcement in
that the company would relocate training devices from
. To better serve airlines and meet growing personnel training requirements, two 787 full-flight simulators are now located at the
campus as well as an additional Next-Generation 737 full-flight simulator and 717, 747 and 767 simulators. An additional 777 simulator will locate in
later this year. These seven devices will bring total capability in
to 17 full-flight simulators across airplane types, making the campus one of the largest commercial flight training facilities in the world.
"Aeromexico sees the expanded capabilities at the
campus as a very positive move," said
, vice president, Fleet Negotiations, Aeromexico. "This is a very beneficial development that will allow a savings in transportation times and associated costs for our airline."
The consolidation of Boeing flight training campuses in the Americas is designed to bring training closer to where customers operate, reducing travel times for airline crews and the costs of sending students for training.
is an international hub for commercial aviation training and provides geographic diversity within the framework of Boeing's global commercial training network - and convenience that airlines prefer.
"Boeing is adding nearly
in training assets to the
campus, representing a significant positive impact for the local
economy," Carbary said. "The result will be a premier state-of-the-art training campus staffed by world-class qualified and experienced pilots and instructors all providing the highest quality training in a well-established, flexible and productive work environment."
Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Commercial Aviation Services, operates a geographically diverse network of 20 flight and maintenance training campuses on six continents. In addition to
, Boeing offers 787 training in strategically located campuses in
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, bringing value and advantages to customers and the industry. Boeing Flight Services provides integrated offerings to drive optimized performance, efficiency and safety through advanced flight, maintenance and cabin safety training as well as simulator support and services through a global network of campuses on six continents.
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