Jetstar selects Boeing to provide 787 type-rating training for its pilots

Jetstar pilots will complete their training with Boeing instructors at Boeing’s Commercial Training Solutions Campus in Singapore

As the commercial aviation industry navigates a recovery period, Boeing’s global flight training campus network—including the training campus in Singapore—is ready to help operators meet their training needs for pilots and maintainers, whether they be to maintain currency, attain a new type-rating, complete recurrent or specialty training, or build their skills maintaining composite materials.

In fact, Jetstar, an Asia Pacific low-cost carrier that operates more than 5,000 flights a week to more than 85 destinations, recently signed an agreement for Boeing to provide their pilots with 787-type rating training at Boeing’s Singapore training campus.

“We are very excited to work with Jetstar in training pilots for their Boeing 787 fleet,” said Pat Curtin, Boeing Commercial Training Solutions training campus manager in Singapore. “Our team of skilled instructors and staff are always ready to work with customers to help them meet their training needs to ensure safe flight operations.”

The commercial aviation industry in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to need nearly 820,000 new aviation personnel, including more than 230,000 pilots, nearly 250,000 technicians and 340,000 cabin crew members over the next 20 years, according to Boeing’s 2021 Pilot and Technician Outlook. Boeing’s Singapore training campus provides critical infrastructure to help meet that demand.

In Singapore, Boeing’s Commercial Training Solutions campus boasts 6 simulators and 5 flight training devices to support training on various models of the 737NG, 737 MAX, 777-300ER, and the 787-9. The campus regularly works with more than 14 regulators to ensure compliance across many customer jurisdictions.

For maintenance training, the Singapore campus is uniquely positioned to train personnel in the care and maintenance of composite airplane material in its Composite Structures Lab. Here, technicians learn the critical skills they need through practical, hands-on experience. This is a new skillset for many, and the experience they receive here is unmatched, except perhaps from Boeing’s other composite structures lab at its Miami campus.

Learn more about Boeing’s Commercial Training Solutions.