AZAL to expand flight training centre capabilities

Azerbaijan Airlines has announced it has acquired the next generation flight simulator for Embraer E-190 aircraft from FlightSafety International to be installed in the Pilot Training Centre at the Azerbaijan National Aviation Academy, the company said.

The new simulator complex (FS1000 Embraer E190-E1 Level D Full Flight Simulator) will allow providing the full training and certification of pilots of Azerbaijan´s low-cost airline Buta Airways. A preliminary purchase contract of this simulator was reached in November this year at Dubai Air Show 2019.

AZAL Pilot Training Centre was founded in 2010. It consists of Theoretical and Practical Training Departments. Every year, Theoretical Training Department provides participation of more than 7000 civil aviation specialists in more than 300 advanced training courses. Four flight simulators — Airbus A319/320, Boeing 757/767, ATR-42/72, as well as MI-8AMT helicopter — functioning at the Practical Training Department are of great importance important for the acquisition and maintenance of professional pilot skills.