Boeing Co's much-delayed 787 Dreamliner project crossed another milestone on Monday when the aerospace company announced that a number of aviation authorities around the world had given approval for five of its 787 training campuses.
The training campuses have a critical role to play in getting the 787 into service later this year.
The campuses have been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, the UK Civil Aviation Authority on behalf of the European Aviation Safety Agency, the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau and the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
Chicago-based Boeing has training campuses in Seattle, Singapore, Tokyo, London Gatwick and Shanghai.
"By bringing this cutting-edge training directly to airlines in the regions of the world where they're based and serve their passengers, we're offering our customers the flexibility and efficiency of flight crew training where they need it, when they need it," Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services, said in a statement announcing the qualifications.
The Dreamliner is a next-generation commercial aircraft that has created a record in registering the highest number of pre-production sales for any aircraft in the history of aviation.