With this consolidation, Miami will be
established as the pro forma flight training
location for Boeing in the Americas.
Implementation will begin immediately.
is about getting close to our customers, doing
what is right for them and bringing them the
best product support and services in the
industry," said Sherry Carbary, vice president,
Flight Services, Commercial Aviation Services.
"If we are going to better serve our customers
and meet training commitments and airplane
deliveries as we ramp up on rate, the time to do
this is now."
With 20 simulator bays, the Miami facility is
one of the largest commercial flight training
campuses in the world, but currently that space
is underutilized, with 11 training devices and
the capacity to accommodate nine additional
The majority of the Seattle Flight Services team
will not be affected, but some employees will be
impacted by the planned consolidation, Carbary
said. "Our training team is the best in the
industry. We value the contributions they bring
to Boeing every day, and the competitive
advantage they bring to our customers around the
The plan to locate 787
training in Miami was announced in 2008 as part
of Boeing's strategy to better serve the
training requirements of airlines by locating
training closer to where they do business.