Boeing has inked a memorandum of understanding with Indonesia's transport ministry to jointly develop training programmes and practices to meet global standards.
Under the agreement, Boeing and the ministry will seek opportunities to develop flight, technician, dispatch and air traffic control training, Boeing said in a statement.
The two will also focus on developing an advanced aviation training centre and infrastructure, set up initial pilot training and commercial jet pilot type training programmes, and seek to align air traffic controller and maintenance training programmes with global standards.
"The need for these kinds of solutions has never been more important, as Indonesia undergoes unprecedented growth," says Capt Bobby Mamahit, director of the ministry's human resource development agency.
Boeing's Pilot and Technician Outlook projects that the Southeast Asia region, including Indonesia, will require more than 47,000 new commercial airline pilots and more than 60,000 new maintenance technicians over the next 20 years to support economic and air travel growth as well as new airplane deliveries.