Korean Air and Boeing break ground on training facility
On 25 November, Boeing participated in a groundbreaking ceremony with Incheon and Korean Air for construction of Korea's largest new aviation training facility to be located in Incheon's free economic zone. The new campus, which is slated to open in 2015 (cf. ITJ 39-40/2013, p. 38-39), will allow the US plane maker to expand the scope of its training business in South Korea and continue its long-standing training relationship with Korean Air. The facility, once complete, will house twelve full-flight simulators for pilot training programmes supporting Korean Air's flight training needs.
Once the campus is complete, Boeing will relocate its existing training support staff and equipment to the new facility. The company will continue to provide all simulator training and pilot checking, as well as continued involvement in Korean Air's programme development, quality assurance and training operations scheduling.