Boeing celebrates 10 years of customer training in London

Today — 10 years later — the site boasts seven simulators, three of which are advanced 787 training devices (the most at any single Boeing Flight Services campus). Of the site’s current 60 employees, 17 have been providing training support to airlines since the doors opened a decade ago.

“We are proud to have been providing international customer training in London for 10 years, and look forward to many more decades providing services when and where our customers need it,” said Sherry Carbary, vice president of Boeing Flight Services. “Looking at how much our campus has grown to meet Europe’s expanding fleet, we look forward to what the next 10 years will bring.”

Since 2004, the Boeing Flight Services London-Gatwick campus has:


·         Provided more than 1,800 flight training courses

·         Trained more than 3,500 pilots

·         Provided more than 235,000 hours of full-flight simulator training

·         Supported more than 90 customers from almost 50 countries


“The rapid growth of the London-Gatwick campus over 10 years demonstrates how effective Boeing is at meeting customers’ requirements with world-class training facilities and the team at Gatwick is committed to providing the best possible support for our customers from all around the world,” said Sir Roger Bone, president, Boeing UK.

The London-Gatwick campus provides flight training for the following aircraft: 737, 757, 767, 777 and 787.

 


 

Boeing employs around 1,700 people across the UK at numerous sites, from Glasgow to Gosport, and the company is experiencing solid organic growth. In 2013 Boeing celebrated 75 years of partnership with the United Kingdom, the Armed Forces, British manufacturing and the air transport industry.  Today the UK remains a critically important market, supplier base and a source of some of the world’s most inventive technology partners.  In 2013 Boeing spent $1.6 billion with the UK aerospace industry. The company sustains a total of more than 55,700 British jobs across the country, enhancing skills, facilitating exports and generating intellectual property.  For more information visit www.boeing.co.uk.

Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 168,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. Total company revenues for 2013 were $86.6 billion.


Contacts:


Matt Knowles

International Corporate Communications

+44 (20) 7340 1931

matt.knowles@boeing.com

 

Stephanie Miller
Boeing Flight Services communication, Seattle
+1 206-544-1928

Stephanie.a.miller3@boeing.com

Beany McLean

Luther Pendragon

020 7618 9100

beanymclean@luther.co.uk

 

Hamish Hardie

Luther Pendragon

020 7618 9100

hamishhardie@luther.co.uk