AZAL to ac­quire flight sim­u­la­tors for new air­craft types

Azer News - - Nation - By La­man Is­may­ilova

AZAL Pres­i­dent Ja­hangir As­garov met with Robin Glover-Faure, Pres­i­dent of Com­mer­cial Train­ing So­lu­tions of L-3 Tech­nolo­gies on Septem­ber 25.

At the meet­ing, the sides dis­cussed prospects for co­op­er­a­tion. The guests noted that the op­por­tu­ni­ties cre­ated in Azer­bai­jan’s civil avi­a­tion by us­ing ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy made a great im­pres­sion on them.

Thanks to its in­no­va­tive de­vel­op­ments L-3 Tech­nolo­gies will pro­vide the Azer­bai­jan Air­lines with the most up-to-date tech­nolo­gies in the field of per­son­nel train­ing, flight sim­u­la­tion com­plexes, as well as com­bined the­o­ret­i­cal and in­ter­ac­tive train­ing pro­grams.

The par­ties dis­cussed the is­sues re­gard­ing sup­ply of Full Flight Sim­u­la­tor for Boe­ing-737 MAX and Em­braer 190 for the train­ing of flight crew of AZAL and Buta Air­ways (first low-cost air­line of Azer­bai­jan).

Con­struc­tion of a new sim­u­la­tor train­ing cen­ter for pi­lots at the Na­tional Avi­a­tion Academy in co­op­er­a­tion with L-3 Tech­nolo­gies was also dis­cussed dur­ing the ne­go­ti­a­tions.

The con­tract is sched­uled to be signed in mid-Oc­to­ber. It is ex­pected that the new sim­u­la­tors will start func­tion­ing by mid-2020.

Azer­bai­jan Air­lines car­ries out a large-scale pro­gram to up­date its air fleet. Re­cently, low-cost air­line Buta Air­ways re­ceived a new Em­braer E190 air­plane. In the near fu­ture, it is planned to re­plen­ish AZAL’s fleet with new gen­er­a­tion air­craft - Boe­ing 737 MAX. The pro­gram to up­date the fleet re­quires pro­fes­sional re­train­ing of flight per­son­nel.

The sim­u­la­tors ac­quired from L3 Tech­nolo­gies meets the re­quire­ments of the In­ter­na­tional Civil Avi­a­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion (ICAO DOC 9625-1) and EASA (Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Spec­i­fi­ca­tion CS-FSTD (A)) at the high­est level - Level D.

Dur­ing the visit the guests got ac­quainted with Azer­bai­jan's civil avi­a­tion fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing the Az­er­aeron­av­i­ga­tion Air Traf­fic Con­trol Cen­ter and the new air­port com­plex of the Hey­dar Aliyev In­ter­na­tional Air­port, which re­cently awarded max­i­mum 5 Stars rat­ing from the Skytrax au­dit com­pany.

Robin Glover-Faure com­mented: “We are de­lighted and hon­ored to sign a let­ter of in­tent to sup­ply Azer­bai­jan Air­lines B737 Max and Em­braer E190 Real­i­tySeven full flight sim­u­la­tors. We look for­ward to work­ing in part­ner­ship with Azer­bai­jan Air­lines to de­liver this train­ing solution on time and to the high­est qual­ity.”

L-3 Tech­nolo­gies is the global leader in de­vel­op­ing and cre­at­ing plat­forms for sim­u­la­tor train­ing of pi­lots and tech­ni­cal crew who serve civil and mil­i­tary air­craft.

Of­fice of a divi­sion of L-3 Tech­nolo­gies for the pro­duc­tion of flight sim­u­la­tors for civil avi­a­tion - L-3 Com­mer­cial Train­ing So­lu­tions is sit­u­ated in Craw­ley, Great Bri­tain.

The ge­og­ra­phy of L-3 com­pany’s sup­plies of train­ing sys­tems for the civil and mil­i­tary sec­tor is ex­ten­sive: North Amer­ica, Europe, Asia and the Pa­cific re­gion. L-3 is head­quar­tered in Ar­ling­ton, Texas with of­fices in Bing­ham­ton (New York state), Or­lando (Florida state), Ok­la­homa City, Bro­ken Ar­row (Ok­la­homa state), Phoenix (Ari­zona state), and Craw­ley, United King­dom.

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