Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Air India opens simulator training centre for ATR pilots

National carrier Air India on Tuesday commissioned its first ATR simulator at its Central Training Establishment (CTE) in Hyderabad.

Set up at an investment of Rs 63 crore, including the acquisition cost, the new ATR 72-600 full-flight simulator (FFS) will meet the training requirements of the ATR pilots of Alliance Air, its regional arm, an AI official said.

Pilots will begin simulated training at the centre from tomorrow, the official added.

Till now these pilots were going to Singapore, Bangkok or France for training on regional jets, which was costly.

Alliance Air, the regional arm of Air India, has 15 ATR 72-600s and it plans to add five more by March.
28/11/17 PTI/