Training capability at Miami campus enhanced across airplane types
by BA Staff
|Florida Gov. Scott and BFS VP Carbary in the 787 simulator|
Boeing launched customer training for its 787 Dreamliner aircraft in Miami, Florida, site of the company’s largest commercial aviation training campus. Aeromexico and LAN Airlines are the first two customers to train on the new 787 suites at the Boeing Flight Services Miami campus.
At an event attended by Florida Governor Rick Scott as well as a number of other federal, state and local officials, community leaders and airline customers, Boeing also established Miami as its pro forma flight training campus for the Americas — the location where airline crews will receive the initial training provided to Boeing customers for new model airplane introductions.
Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services said
“Miami has always been an important Boeing training campus and the largest campus in our global network. Now it will also play an expanded role in training the pilots and technicians who will fly and maintain the groundbreaking 787 Dreamliner,” “Miami’s location at the crossroads of the Americas offers tremendous advantages as a preferred location for airlines based in Latin America, Canada and the United States. Customers also travel from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and China to conduct training in Miami.”
Boeing has greatly enhanced its overall training capability in Florida following an announcement in March 2013 that the company would relocate training devices from Seattle to Miami. To better serve airlines and meet growing personnel training requirements, two 787 full-flight simulators are now located at the Miami campus as well as an additional Next-Generation 737 full-flight simulator and 717, 747 and 767 simulators. An additional 777 simulator will be located in Miami later this year. These seven devices will bring total capability in Miami to 17 full-flight simulators across airplane types, making the campus one of the largest commercial flight training facilities in the world.
The consolidation of Boeing flight training campuses in the Americas is designed to bring training closer to where customers operate, reducing travel times for airline crews and the costs of sending students for training. Miami is an international hub for commercial aviation training and provides geographic diversity within the framework of Boeing’s global commercial training network – and convenience that airlines prefer.
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Boeing Flight Services, is a business unit of Commercial Aviation Services, and operates a geographically diverse network of 20 flight and maintenance training campuses on six continents. In addition to Miami, Boeing offers 787 training in strategically located campuses in Singapore, Shanghai and London.