Jeppesen is working with Dubai-based Emirates Aviation College and multiple other pilot training centers worldwide to help cadets get through the ab inititio (initial) phase of becoming a licensed pilot.
subsidiary is developing its ab initio program as a bridge to a flight training program offered by Boeing
. The goal is to make pilot training easier by giving cadets a single source of training in the transition from an inexperienced student to becoming a licensed jet pilot.
"With the growing near-term demand for aviation personnel the industry needs a strong training program to provide the proper foundation for a dynamic new generation of pilots and technicians," said Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Commercial Aviation Services.
According to Boeing's recently released Pilot and Technician outlook, airlines will require 498,000 new pilots over the next 20 years.
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