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22 July 2015

Aeroflot introduces simulators for ground staff training

Moscow, 22 July 2015 — Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) has developed and launched a series of simulators fitted with real aircraft elements as part of its ground-staff training programme. The innovative trainers have been designed to help future ground professionals develop practical machine-operating skills in compliance with all regulatory requirements.

The main goal of Aeroflot’s staff training programme is to improve flight safety, to minimise the risk of damage to aircraft, ground vehicles and baggage-handling equipment, and to ensure high levels of reliability and quality of service.

The new simulators developed by Aeroflot include:

• A «universal simulator», which imitates a section of aircraft fuselage and is used to develop skills in operating container trucks and conveyor belts;

• A passenger door simulator, which offers the opportunity to train drivers of ambulifts and hydraulic catering vehicles;

• A nose landing-gear simulator, which develops practical skills for towing towbar-less aircraft using a towing tractor;

• A wing chord plane simulator, which can be used for training on de-icing procedures.

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Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2014, Aeroflot carried 23.6 million passengers (34.7 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,052 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 162 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2015 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fourth time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.