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FlightSafety and Boeing to offer training program

Sept. 24, 2010, La Guardia Airport, N.Y. - FlightSafety International and Boeing Training & Flight Services have entered into an agreement to jointly offer a comprehensive First Officer training program.


September 24, 2010
By Carey Fredericks

Sept. 24, 2010 – Sept. 24, 2010, La Guardia Airport, N.Y. – FlightSafety International
and Boeing Training & Flight Services have entered into an
agreement to jointly offer a comprehensive First Officer training
program.

“This joint program will help airlines meet their growing pilot hiring and training requirements by expanding the pool of pilots from which they can select,” said Roei Ganzarski, Chief Customer Officer, Boeing Training & Flight Services.

“This program will provide FlightSafety Academy graduates with unmatched opportunities to become a professional pilot,” said Daniel Greenhill, Manager, FlightSafety Academy. “In addition to having received high quality training designed to enhance safety, Airlines around the world will recognize the many advantages graduates of this program possess as a result of having been trained by Boeing and FlightSafety, two of the world’s leading aviation training companies.”

The two phase program is designed to provide those with no prior flying experience the opportunity to pursue a career as a professional pilot.

Phase one includes ab-initio training at FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida. Upon completion of this 34 week course, graduates will have earned their private pilot license, multi-engine and instrument ratings and commercial/multi-engine certification.

Phase two is provided by Boeing Training & Flight Services. This portion of the program is designed to provide the pilots with the background and skills required to fly a jet. The course covers topics such as high-altitude aerodynamics, wing design, jet engines, flight controls, weight and balance airline operations, advanced navigation and other key areas. This is followed immediately with a full type-rating program. Upon completion of the two phases, graduates will have a type rating in either a Boeing Next-Generation 737 or Airbus A320 aircraft and be fully qualified to become a First Officer.