16 May 2014
Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Scoot said they have announced a five-year pilot training agreement to support the Singapore-based airline´s fleet transition to 787 Dreamliners.
Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will provide 787 flight training to Scoot pilots at Boeing´s Singapore training campus. In 2014 alone, an anticipated 32 Scoot pilots will undergo training.
The 2013 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook, a respected industry forecast of personnel demand, projects a requirement for 498,000 new commercial airline pilots and 556,000 new maintenance technicians to fly and maintain the new airplanes entering the world fleet over the next 20 years. In Southeast Asia, 51,500 pilots and 64,700 technicians are needed to fill the gap.
Scoot will acquire 20 Boeing 787s beginning in late 2014. The airplanes were originally ordered by parent company Singapore Airlines.
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