Boeing to install new 737 and 777 simulators in Singapore

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Boeing will install full-flight simulators for Boeing 737 Next Generation and 777 aircraft at its training facility in Singapore.

The two simulators are expected to be ready in early to mid-2014 to support growing pilot training needs and aircraft deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region, says Boeing.

In February, Singapore Airlines' regional subsidiary Silk Air signed a five-year training agreement with Boeing to support its transition to operate the 737 aircraft. Airlines in Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and China are also expected to use the increased 737 training capacity.

"Continued development of a robust global training network is vital, not just for Boeing, but for the industry," says Boeing Flight Services' global sales director Bob Bellitto.

"The urgent need for competent aviation personnel is a global issue, but it's hitting the Asia-Pacific region particularly hard. These new and strategically redeployed flight training devices are part of Boeing's ongoing commitment to meet the growing needs of the industry and our customers around the world."