NEW ZEALAND: Downunder training for Nippon pilots

Qantas Group Flight Training and Nippon Cargo Airlines have signed a five-year deal for Qantas to provide B747-400 training for up to 200 Nippon Cargo Airlines’ pilots. Qantas executive general manager services Curtis Davies said the first intake would commence training in October at facilities in Sydney NSW and at Avalon in Victoria. “Each pilot […]


Qantas Group Flight Training and Nippon Cargo Airlines have signed a five-year deal for Qantas to provide B747-400 training for up to 200 Nippon Cargo Airlines’ pilots.

Qantas executive general manager services Curtis Davies said the first intake would commence training in October at facilities in Sydney NSW and at Avalon in Victoria.

“Each pilot will undertake a nine week course on 747-400 simulators and aircraft prior to the Japanese regulator giving final approval,” said Davies. “The training provided is the first of its kind for Nippon Cargo outside Japan and China.”