Boeing has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation to develop an advanced aviation training centre.
The deal covers air traffic control and aircraft maintenance, as well as pilots.
The advanced aviation training centre development will include the establishment of ab initio pilot training and commercial jet pilot type training programmes in accordance with FAA and EASA standards. The agreement will also involve improving air traffic controller and aircraft maintenance training programmes.
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with the Indonesia Ministry of Transportation to work together to meet the growing demand in the Indonesian market,” said Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services. “Our collective goal is to make Indonesia a model for commercial aviation.”
The Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook projects that the Southeast Asia region, including Indonesia, 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.
“The need for these kinds of solutions has never been more important, as Indonesia undergoes unprecedented growth,” said Captain Bobby Mamahit, director of the Indonesia Ministry of Transportation, human resource development agency. “Our need for world class training programmes fits very well with the capabilities that Boeing is equipped to offer.”