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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Boeing to Expand Russian Aviation Training

Boeing is looking to bring its flight and aircraft maintenance training capabilities closer to Russian airlines, with a new training campus scheduled to open in the region in 2015, the airframe manufacturer said Monday, Dec. 16. 
Pilot training in a full 777 simulator. Photo, courtesy of Boeing.
Working with Boeing on the project will be the Industrial Investors Group and their subsidiary Transas. Initially, the campus will feature flight, maintenance and specialty training with four simulator bays for Next-Generation 737 and 777 training. 
"Airlines in the region will benefit from a technologically advanced training campus staffed by the industry's best qualified and most experienced pilots and instructors," said Sherry Carbary, vice president of Boeing Flight Services.
Boeing's 2013 pilot and technician outlook projects the Commonwealth of Independent States, including Russia, will require 15,200 new airline pilots and 18,000 new technicians over the next 20 years to support an influx of 1,530 new commercial aircraft by 2032. 

Groundbreaking on the new facility is scheduled for spring 2014.  

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