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Monday, November 25, 2013

Korea to Open New Aviation Training Center

Woodrow Bellamy III

Boeing and Korean Air held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, Nov. 25 for construction of a new aviation training facility located in the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ). 
 
The facility will feature 12 full-flight simulators to support Korean Air's flight training program, Boeing said. Scheduled to open in 2015, Boeing said the new facility will help to expand its training business in Korea. 
 
"Boeing and Korean Air have a training relationship spanning almost 15
years. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Korean Air as we [work] together to develop advanced aviation training programs from a new base in Incheon," said Sherry Carbary, vice president of flight services at Boeing.
 

According to Boeing's 2013 pilot and technician outlook, Northeast Asia will require 18,500 pilots and 25,500 new technicians through 2032.

 

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