JAKARTA, Indonesia, 29 June 2012. Boeing (NYSE: BA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation to jointly work to establish aviation training programs and training practices in accordance with globally recognized standards.
Boeing Flight Services and Indonesian officials will seek opportunities to develop flight, technician, dispatch and air traffic control training under the terms of the memorandum.
The goals of the memorandum between Boeing and the Indonesia Ministry of Transportation focus on the development of an advanced aviation training center and infrastructure including the establishment of initial pilot training and commercial jet pilot type training programs in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations.
In addition, the understanding seeks to align air traffic controller (ATC) training programs to standards and equipment deployed throughout Indonesia and to align airline maintenance training programs with global standards of courseware, curriculum and the education and training of instructors, management and staff.
The Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook predicts that the Southeastern region of Asia will require more than 47,000 new commercial airline pilots and more than 60,000 new maintenance technicians over the next 20 years to support economic and air travel growth and new airplane deliveries.