SilkAir Announces 5 Year Special Pilot Training Program Agreement With Boeing
In November 2012, SilkAir finalized and announced an order of 23 Boeing 737-800 aircrafts and 31 737 MAX 8s. Thus, also makes it the largest recording order in the airline’s history. At present, the airline flies more than 300 weekly flights across 42 destinations.
Boeing and SilkAir, regional wing of Singapore Airline, has penned a five-year special pilot training program. This agreement has become the first step towards the transition of SilkAir’s fleet to Boeing airplanes.
According to the agreement, the forecast highlight from the 2012 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, it demands 185,000 new commercial airline pilots and 243,500 new technicians in the Asia Pacific region. Additionally, the South East Asia region will require 51,500 pilots and 67,400 technicians.