Boeing and SilkAir Sign Exclusive Pilot Training Agreement
Airline has 54 Boeing 737s on order
SEATTLE, Feb. 6, 2013
SEATTLE, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Singapore-based
SilkAir announced a five-year exclusive pilot training agreement today. The
training agreement will support SilkAir's fleet transition to Boeing
"SilkAir pilots will soon train with the most experienced 737 instructors,"
said Leslie Thng, SilkAir Chief Executive. "The experience and expertise at
Boeing will ensure a smooth transition when we take delivery of our first new
737 next year."
In November 2012, SilkAir finalized an order for 23 Next-Generation 737-800s
and 31 737 MAX 8s, the largest order in the airline's history.
Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial
Aviation Services, will provide flight training at Boeing's Singapore training
campus for the airline's new 737 fleet.
The 2012 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, a respected industry forecast of
required aviation personnel, cites a demand for 185,600 new commercial airline
pilots and 243,500 new technicians in the Asia Pacific region through 2030.
The South East Asia region, which includes Singapore, will require 51,500
pilots and 67,400 technicians.
"We are pleased to provide training to SilkAir, and through the knowledge and
expertise of our team, provide this important customer with the Boeing Edge in
their markets," said Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services.
"We are very proud to support SilkAir as they launch their new Boeing 737
SilkAir is a full-service airline and the regional wing of Singapore Airlines.
SilkAir currently flies more than 300 flights a week to 42 destinations across
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