ISTANBUL: Turkish Airlines is amping up its aviation game with a new high-end flight training centre in Istanbul.
At the opening ceremony, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines, M. İlker Aycı, said: “The opening of the new airport in İstanbul will lead to a strong demand for well-trained flight crew. With our flight training centre, we aim to encourage national, in-house training and increase our competitiveness and market share globally in terms of training and thus contribute to the country’s economy as well.”
Turkish Airlines, which has been providing flight training at Ataturk Airport since 1993, invested in a new flight training centre to increase the number of its high-end full flight simulators from 10 to 14 and the number of its classrooms from 58 to 90. The new flight training centre has a capacity of 1,520 trainees – an increase of 48 per cent – bringing the total capacity to 2,260 trainees.
Designed with Smart Building Automation Concept, the centre will be providing uninterruptible flight training with dynamic UPS Power Supply Systems and all the systems being equipped to be monitored accordingly.
Turkish Airlines’ new Flight Training Center will be providing world-class flight-training courses for the national carrier’s staff, consisting of more than 4,000 pilots and more than 10,000 flight attendants. The flight training centre will also be offering its services to other national and foreign airlines as well. The training programmes will be provided under five categories.
- Basic pilot training
- Cockpit flight and ground training
- Flight attendee training
- Dispatcher training
- Loadmaster training.