March 6, 2014
Boeing and Hainan Airlines expand pilot training agreement
Boeing and Hainan Airlines announced a five-year pilot training agreement to support Hainan’s recent introduction of the 787 Dreamliner to its fleet. Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will extend the airline’s existing contract for flight training at Boeing’s Singapore and Shanghai training campuses on three Boeing models — the Next-Generation 737, 767 and 787. The 2013 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, a respected industry forecast of required aviation personnel, cites a demand for 192,300 new commercial airline pilots and 215,300 new technicians in the Asia Pacific region through 2032.