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ANA and Boeing begin B787 pilot training

27-Apr-2011 8:53 AM

All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Boeing have started (26-Apr-2011) B787 pilot training. Ten pilots from ANA, the launch customer of the B787, began the training programme with classroom instructions in Tokyo earlier this month. Training on simulation devices began on 23-Apr-2011 at the Boeing Flight Services training campus in Seattle. First delivery of the B787 is scheduled for 3Q2011. With the B787 pilot training courses, pilots can transition to the new aircraft in five to 20 days, depending on pilot experience. B777 pilots can qualify to fly the B787 in as little as five days, given the high level of commonality between the two types. Boeing has installed a network of eight B787 training suites at five global campuses: Seattle, Singapore, Tokyo, London Gatwick and Shanghai. [more]