Expanding To Meet Market Demand
Due to the success of
the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the marketplace, Alteon Training has
ordered an additional three Boeing 787 training suites including
full-flight and flat panel simulators and desktop simulation
systems, which will be placed in training centers around the world.
The new suites, supplied by Thales, are in addition to the
previously announced six that will be in place before the first
delivery of the Boeing 787 in 2008.
“In addition to 787 training centers already announced for
Tokyo, Seattle, London-Gatwick and China, 787 operators will have
five more options in deciding when and where to receive their
initial and follow-on training,” said, Pat Gaines, Alteon
“These new suites, located around the globe, will allow
operators to reduce their training-related costs such as crew down
time, while increasing their operational efficiency,” Gaines
A decision on where to place the additional simulators will be
based on fleet activity and locations most central and convenient
for 787 operators.
As in the case of All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Tokyo, Gaines
said, Alteon is working together with leading airlines to establish
mutually beneficial training centers.
Noting that the 787 Dreamliner marks the most successful
airplane launch in Boeing’s history, Lou Mancini, vice
president and general manager, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services
said, “The complement of nine 787 training suites is just
another example of how Boeing is helping to prepare the
world’s airlines to be fully ready to receive, support, and
maximize the use of their new fleet.”
Alteon is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company within
Boeing Commercial Airplanes' Commercial Aviation Services group.
The training organization supports the world's aviation community
with more than 70 full flight simulators in over 20 locations
around the world.