27 November 2015, Moscow. — Aeroflot has begun using Full Flight Simulators (FFS) to recreate the experience of flying its Boeing 737 Next Generation aircrafts.
The FFS realistically recreates the experience of flying a 737NG, and helps pilots to polish their skills in all areas, as well as giving the crew the opportunity to practise their responses in real time to challenging situations that can arise either on the ground or in the air.
The 737NG FFS is the third training simulator of its kind, brought to Aeroflot as part of its contract with Canada’s CAE Inc.. Previously, its simulator complex featured an integral procedure simulator for the IPTs of B737-800Ws and a technical simulator for engineers working on the CLASSROOM В737NG (VMT).
Aeroflot is working hard to perfect the training it provides to ensure that all of its staff are well-prepared. This kind of technical training provides great preparation, not only for the 737NG’s cabin crew, but also for organisational staff, as well as the ground team. Furthermore, using its own simulators gives Aeroflot the significant economic advantage of being able to train its specialists at its own training base.
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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 1,057 destinations in 179 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 166 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.