Boeing has received provisional approval for 787 Dreamliner pilot training courses from the Federal Aviation Administration.
With the training courses, pilots can transition to the new airplane in five-to-20 days, depending on their experience. Boeing 777 pilots can fly the 787 with five days of training because of the high degree of commonality between the two types of airplanes, the company said.
Getting FAA approval is a significant milestone as Boeing ramps up flight training. Local FAA offices will approve individual operator training courses.
Boeing’s 787 pilot training program includes training devices such as a full-flight simulator, flight training device and desktop simulation station.
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There are currently eight training suites at five locations around the world, including Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, Seattle, and Gatwick, England.