Alteon is to open a new training centre in Shanghai to house China’s first Boeing 787 full-flight simulator. And the Boeing subsidiary has signed a partnership agreement with Shanghai Airlines to co-locate the training centre at Shanghai Airlines’ newly opened training center at Pudong Airport.

The training center will be fully operational by the end of 2007 with placement of a 757/767 full flight simulator to accommodate Shanghai Airlines and other regional operators. The 787 full-flight simulator, with complete Boeing 787 training services including flight and maintenance training, will be ready in the first half of 2008.

Shanghai Airlines, together with four other Chinese airlines, have placed 60 orders for the Boeing 787. The airline is scheduled to receive its first example in time for the Beijing Olympics in August 2008.

“We are expanding our training capabilities in this important part of the world and this partnership with Shanghai Airlines will provide training solutions at a new, world-class training facility located at one of the newest and most advanced airports in China,” says Alteon president Sherry Carbary.

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Source: Flight Daily News