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25 March 2013

Aeroflot Puts into Operation First FFS for A330

March 25, 2013 MOSCOW

Aeroflot sets in operation the first in Russia full flight simulator for Airbus A330 aircraft made by Canadian CAE Inc.

FFS A330 is equipped with the latest 6 DOF all-electrical motion system and high-realistic visualization system meeting all the international qualification requirements including EASA — JAR FSTD A Level D standard.

Currently Aeroflot simulator complex consists of a wide choice of flight simulators: FFS A320 Series 5000, FFS A320 Series 7000, FFS IL96-300, FNPT DA-42, MFTD A320, CHT IL 96-300 as well as special simulators for emergency and rescue training for A319/320/321, A330, B767, SSJ-100 and Il-96-300 aircraft. It is worth mentioning that Aeroflot has such specific simulators as a real fire extinguish simulator and a swimming pool for emergency and rescue operations training.

In the nearest future Aeroflot is planning to expand its simulator complex with FFS MC-21, FFS A350 and FFS B787. Currently FFS SSJ-100 acceptance procedure is being finalized.

By putting the first Russia’s full flight simulator for Airbus A330 into service Aeroflot will significantly increase the quality of its flight personnel training and the training of personnel of other Russian airlines operating A330 as well.

Celebrating its 90-th anniversary in 2013, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a member of SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to 1000 destinations in 187 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 131 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age of 5 years. In 2012 Aeroflot carried 17,7 million passengers, continuously showing the best results in modern Russia’s history. In the same year Aeroflot received Readers’ Choice Condé Nast Traveller Award as the best Russian airline. Find more at www.aeroflot.ru.