787 full flight simulator

Boeing has installed a third 787 full-flight simulator at its flight services campus in London, expanding Europe’s 787 flight training support.

The simulator will be ready for training in the first quarter of 2014. The new training suite includes an additional 787 fixed-base flight training device.

The installation is part of Boeing’s ongoing strategy to provide a network of flight training facilities and devices to better serve airlines closer to their bases of operation.

Boeing Flight Services vice president Sherry Carbary said: "By providing new, world-class resources closer to where our customers do business, we’re delivering the Boeing Edge: The highest quality, best value training and the expertise to back it up."

Boeing launched the 787 training in London in October 2010, featuring an advanced suite of training devices including a full-flight simulator, a flight training device, a cabin safety trainer and maintenance training classrooms.

The company installed a second 787 full-flight simulator at the London Gatwick campus in January this year to better support customer training needs in Europe.

Boeing Flight Services is a business unit of Commercial Aviation Services and operates a wide network of 787 training suites in London, Singapore and Shanghai.

The unit has recently installed two 787 full-flight simulators at the Flight Services campus in Miami.

Image: The third simulator at the London Gatwick campus will enable Boeing to cater to the 787 Dreamliner operators in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Photo: courtesy of Boeing.

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