Boeing Expands 787 Flight Training Support in Europe

             Boeing Expands 787 Flight Training Support in Europe

New simulator capability to bring more training closer to airlines in region

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, July 31, 2013

SEATTLE, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced it is
enhancing its flight training support for customers of the 787 Dreamliner with
an additional 787 full-flight simulator at the Boeing Flight Services campus
in London.

The new device, ready for training in the first quarter of 2014, will join two
other 787 flight simulators currently used for training airline pilots at the
London Gatwick campus and expand Boeing's capabilities in support of the
growing needs of customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East taking
deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner.

"Boeing is working hard to provide superior support and give every competitive
advantage to our 787 customers around the world as they introduce this
revolutionary new airplane to their fleets," said Sherry Carbary, vice
president, Boeing Flight Services. "By providing new, world-class resources
closer to where our customers do business, we're delivering the Boeing Edge –
the highest quality, best value training and the expertise to back it up."

Boeing launched European 787 training in London in October 2010 with an
advanced suite of training devices including a full-flight simulator, a flight
training device, a cabin safety trainer and maintenance training classrooms.
In January 2013, to better support customer training needs in Europe, Boeing
installed a second 787 full-flight simulator at the London Gatwick campus.

"The exciting addition of the Dreamliner means that our training needs will
grow along with our new fleet," said Capt. Graham Stokes, head of Flight
Operations Training and Standards, Virgin Atlantic Airways. "Virgin's 787
flight training started last year with Boeing at their London Gatwick campus,
preparing our pilots to bring the Virgin Atlantic 787 customer experience to
life. The introduction of a third 787 simulator near to Virgin's base is
therefore welcome and will further underwrite Boeing's commitment to the
successful introduction and operation of this ground-breaking new aircraft."

The new training suite will include a third 787 full-flight simulator and an
additional 787 fixed-base flight training device. The addition is part of
Boeing's ongoing strategy to provide a network of flight training facilities
and devices to better serve airlines closer to their bases of operation while
better meeting increased market demand for Boeing airplanes.

"Thomson Airways recently commenced 787 long haul flights, and as more 787s
are delivered, pilot initial and recurrent training remains a priority," said
Capt. John Murphy, director of Flight Operations, Thomson Airways, the UK
airline of TUI Travel PLC. "As the launch customer for the Dreamliner in the
UK, Belgium, Holland and Sweden, TUI Travel considers the 787 to be an
integral part of our modernization program. Having additional 787 simulator
capacity in Europe to support these needs is a welcome announcement from
Boeing."

Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Commercial Aviation Services,
operates a geographically diverse network of 787 training suites in London,
Singapore and Shanghai and has recently located two 787 full-flight simulators
at the Flight Services campus in Miami.

Contact:
Jim Condelles
Commercial Aviation Services Communications
+1 206-766-2924
jim.condelles@boeing.com

SOURCE Boeing

Website: http://www.boeing.com
 
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