PILOT TRAINING

Boeing and Hainan Airlines have announced a five-year pilot training agreement to support Hainan's recent introduction of the 787 Dreamliner to its fleet. Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services will extend the airline's existing contract for flight training at Boeing's Singapore and Shanghai training campuses on three Boeing models - the Next-Generation 737, 767 and 787.

The 2013 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook cites a demand for 192,300 new commercial airline pilots and 215,300 new technicians in the Asia Pacific region through 2032.

Hainan Airlines is the fourth largest airline in terms of fleet size in the People's Republic of China. Its current fleet includes 118 Boeing airplanes.