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Budget carrier Scoot and Boeing sign five-year B-787 pilot training deal

Published on May 16, 2014 10:29 AM
 
Long-haul budget carrier Scoot which will start flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner later this year has inked a five-year pilot training deal with the American plane maker. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG

Long-haul budget carrier Scoot which will start flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner later this year has inked a five-year pilot training deal with the American plane maker.

Under the agreement announced on Friday, Boeing will train the pilots at its Singapore training campus. About 32 Scoot pilots are expected to undergo the training this year.

The airline's chief executive officer Campbell Wilson said: "This is an exciting time for Scoot, as we expand our services throughout the Asia Pacific region, and work with Boeing for world-class flight training."

Scoot, a Singapore Airlines subsidiary, will take delivery of 20 B-787s starting from later this year, as part of the SIA group's plans to expand its presence in the fast-growing low-cost market. The B787 will have up to 375 seats in two classes.

 
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