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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Boeing, SilkAir Sign Pilot Training Agreement

Singapore Airlines’ regional carrier SilkAir signed a five-year exclusive pilot training agreement with Boeing to support their fleet transition to Boeing planes.

SilkAir finalized a $4.9 billion order for 54 737s in November 2012, the largest order in the airline’s history.

The agreement calls for Boeing Flight Services to provide flight training for SilkAir pilots at their Singapore training campus.

"The experience and expertise at Boeing will ensure a smooth transition when we take delivery of our first new 737 next year,” said Leslie Thng, chief executive of SilkAir. More

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