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Boeing sets up B-787 training center in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Sept. 28 — Singapore will be a key center for training pilots, cabin crew and aircraft maintenance staff for the Boeing 787 jet, local media reported Tuesday.

The plane manufacturer has set up two full-flight simulators at a cost of 15 million to 20 million U.S. dollars each at its training facility in Singapore's Changi, local daily The Straits Times reported.

Including the two in Singapore, there are only eight such simulators worldwide — two each in Seattle, Tokyo, and one in London and Shanghai.

Actual pilot training is expected to start here soon.

Apart from crew training, Singapore is also the only place outside of the United States to offer training on repair of composite materials.

B-787 is the first passenger jet to be made mostly from composite materials, which the maker said consume less fuel, emit less noise and give out lower emissions than comparable planes. (PNA/Xinhua) LOR/utb

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