Boeing, Alteon Offer Third-Party Training

 - November 30, 2006, 12:34 PM

Boeing subsidiary Alteon Training and Australian flag-carrier Qantas plan to offer third-party training services under a letter of intent signed here yesterday. The training will be offered at the two companies’ training centers in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Qantas expects the arrangement will permit it to make better use of its facilities and simulators in the latter two cities.

This week, Alteon (Stand C410) announced trials of its multi-crew pilot licensing program, which it hopes will address the demand for more-qualified pilots. “Airlines will need to employ more than 17,000 ‘jet-ready’ pilots each year,” said a spokesman.