Boeing announced today that it is moving its training flight simulators — including one for the 787 Dreamliner — along with other devices from Seattle to Miami.
Out of more than 500 Seattle Flight Services employees, 100 of those that support the simulator training specifically will be affected in one way or another.
“Whether they go to Miami or stay or something else, isn’t determined yet,” said Jim Condelles, Flight Services Communications Manager at Boeing. “We anticipate some opportunities for relocation but we don’t have specifics right now. We will be working with impacted employees to assess their individual situations in a timely manner.”
Boeing says that Miami is the company’s largest flight-training center and the preferred location for its customers from Latin America, United States, Middle East and Europe.
Plans to relocate 787 training to Miami was originally announced in 2008.
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