Boeing’s Alteon Training subsidiary has awarded a contract to Thales for 787 Dreamliner training equipment. The contracts call for Thales to install six suites of training equipment at key locations in the Alteon network of training centers, with first delivery scheduled for 2007.
Believe it or not, there’s a pilot shortage out there, not in the U.S. or Europe, but in Asia, where a flourishing airline business needs first officers, and lots of them.
CasaAero, a joint venture between Boeing’s Alteon training division and national airline Royal Air Maroc, celebrated the official grand opening of its facility at Aeroport Casa-Anfa last Wednesday. The partners are developing the facility in Casablanca as a regional center for commercial pilot training.
Canada’s CAE expects to place another three flight simulators next year at the Emirates-CAE Flight Training Center near Dubai International Airport to support the explosive growth in demand for flight training among the region’s airlines and business aircraft operators.
Emirates-CAE Flight Training is reaping the benefits of the spate of new aircraft orders from Middle East and Indian airlines, announcing several major contracts at Dubai 2005.
CAE is expanding its flight training center at Zhuhai in southern China by building a satellite complex to accommodate six more full flight simulators (FFSs). The addition will increase the total number of simulators to 16 in a facility that is run as a joint venture with China Southern Airlines.
Aerosim Technologies is to supplypersonal-computer based flight-management system trainer and virtual flight-deck equipment to Japanesecarrier Air Nippon for its short-haul Boeing 737-700 fleet.
Boeing subsidiary Alteon Training has begun building regional training center here in Singapore. Located near Changi Airport, the new training facility will have the capacity to train 6,000 pilot and flight attendant students annually.
The FAA has adopted its four-year-old proposed rule to revise simulator and flight training device (FTD) requirements and consolidate them into a new FAR Part 60. The new rule, which has been under discussion for more than four years, is slated to go into effect next October and gives those affected until 2013 to be in full compliance.
With seven full-flight simulators already in place at its new Farnborough flight training center in the UK, FlightSafety International expects to have an additional four “ready for training” (RFT) units by November, with two more by next May. Late last year, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued the facility a Part 142 certificate permitting crews to complete FAA-approved training there. This allows pilots from outside the U.S.