The US FAA has granted provisional approval for Boeing Training and Flight Services’ 787 pilot training courses, which will allow pilots rated on the 777 to transition to 787 flying in as little as five days due to the commonality between the two aircraft.
“Gaining FAA approval for our courses is a significant milestone as we ramp up to the start of flight training,” said Mark Albert, director of Simulator Services and 787 Training Program, Boeing Training & Flight Services. “It validates our approach to provide world class training solutions at great value for the 787 Dreamliner.”
Boeing is working with the FAA to obtain provisional approval of the training devices at which point formal pilot training will commence. The provisional designation will be removed once the aircraft is fully certified, which is currently scheduled for before the end of the year.