A400M train­ing cen­tre opens


The first Euro­pean ex­pert cen­tre for the A400M, the project’s train­ing cen­tre, has opened its doors as part of the multi­na­tional en­try into ser­vice team (MEST). Since April 1, 2014, two avi­a­tors are the first to pass their A400M type rat­ing on Or­léans air-base’s new train­ing cen­tre.

The brand-new train­ing cen­tre is equipped with the lat­est train­ing aids and has all the as­sets re­quired to be­come the first panEuro­pean A400M cen­tre of ex­cel­lence.

For the two French pi­lots, the train­ing is a new chal­lenge and a new mile­stone in their al­ready rich avi­a­tion ca­reers. Train­ing re­volves around three suc­ces­sive phases: first a foun­da­tion of knowl­edge of the air­craft and an ini­tial fa­mil­iari­sa­tion with the A400M’s cock­pit, fol­lowed by a de­tailed course on the air­craft sys­tems as well step-by-step train­ing on cock­pit crew pro­ce­dures. Fi­nally, a se­ries of sim­u­la­tor ses­sions rounds out the con­ver­sion train­ing on the new air­craft.

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