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Monday, October 12, 2015

Boeing Buys EASA Pilot Training Software

Juliet Van Wagenen

Boeing Flight Services Vice President Sherry Carbary and Wilfried Peters, the director of Ab-Initio Training Programs at the Boeing Flight Services Signing
Boeing Flight Services Vice President Sherry Carbary and Wilfried Peters, the director of Ab-Initio Training Programs at the Boeing Flight Services Signing. Photo: Boeing

[Avionics Today 10-12-2015] Boeing has acquired Peters Software, a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-based training content for early stage pilot training. Located in Cologne, Germany. Peters Software specializes in curriculum and materials for commercial and private pilots operating in rapidly growing markets aligned with EASA.

"This acquisition allows Boeing Flight Services to offer training materials consistent with the standards set by the European Aviation Safety Agency, one of the world's leading aviation regulatory authorities,” said Stan Deal, senior vice president of commercial aviation services at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

According to Boeing's Pilot and Technician Outlook, airlines will need 558,000 new pilots over the next 20 years to support the growth in the global fleet. This acquisition aims to help Boeing meet the growing global demand for qualified aviation personnel.

Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

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