Aircraft manufacturing colossus Boeing announced in a Monday press statement that it has obtained Peters Software, which supplies software for pilot training.
Boeing has not divulged the terms of the agreement.
The German company’s training system revolves around teaching commercial and private pilots who fly in markets impacted by the European Union’s European Aviation Safety Agency.
“This acquisition allows Boeing Flight Services to offer training materials consistent with the standards set by the European Aviation Safety Agency, one of the world’s leading aviation regulatory authorities,” said Stan Deal, senior V.P. of Commercial Aviation Services for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The acquisition should be extremely beneficial to Boeing, according to projections made by its Pilot and Technician Outlook, which forecasted that 558,000 new pilots will be needed over the next 20 years to support increased flight throughout the world.
Boeing also announced that around 20 full-time employees from Peters Software will join Boeing following the signing. Presently, Boeing trains around 1,200 flight, maintenance, and cabin safety personal daily via its global training network at 17 locations throughout the world.
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