Friday, November 29, 2013

Korean Air and Boeing break ground on new training center

Boeing and Korean Air broke ground on Korea’s largest aviation training facility at the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) Nov. 25.

According to Boeing, the new campus, which is slated to open in 2015, will allow the US-based manufacturer to expand the scope of its training business in Korea. The facility will house 12 full-flight simulators for pilot training programs supporting Korean Air’s flight training needs.

Once the campus is complete, Boeing said it will relocate its existing training support staff and equipment to the new facility. It will continue to provide all simulator training and pilot checking, as well as continued involvement in Korean Air’s program development, quality assurance and training operations scheduling.

According to Boeing’s 2013 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, it is forecast that 192,300 new commercial airline pilots and 215,300 new technicians will be needed in the Asia-Pacific region through 2032. Northeast Asia, including Korea, will need 18,500 pilots and 25,500 technicians.

(Linda Blachly - Flightglobal News)

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