is adding a new 787 full-flight simulator at its flight services campus in London, as the airframe manufacturer looks to expand its support for carriers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East who are taking deliveries of its flagship aircraft.
The new simulator will join two other 787 flight simulators at the London campus, which opened for training in October 2010.
Virgin Atlantic Airways and Thomson Airways were among foreign carriers that welcomed the announcement of the addition of a new 787 simulator in London.
Thomson Airways recently started 787 long haul flights, and as more 787s are delivered, pilot initial and recurrent training remains a priority, according to Capt. John Murphy, director of Flight Operations, Thomson Airways, the UK airline of TUI Travel PLC. Thomson was the launch customer for the 787 in the U.K., Belgium, Holland and Sweden.
The new device is scheduled to be operational by early 2014.
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