airBaltic adds flght simulator to training tools

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The airBaltic Pilot Academy based at Rīga International Airport has received a new flight training simulator which was ordered earlier this year, the airline said October 31.

Airline executive Pauls Calitis welcomed the arrival, saying: "In order to prepare future pilots for the state-of-the-art Airbus A220-300 aircraft, it has been instrumental to provide them with the most modern and safest training technology.”

The simulator is manufactured by Diamond Aircraft Industries of Germany. The cost was not disclosed.

Vilmantas Mazonas, Managing Director of airBalticTraining said: “For the first two classes of students, which have already begun their studies, we received in total over 650 applications. We have seen a tremendous increase in the interest from potential students. Since establishing airBaltic Pilot Academy, becoming a commercial pilot is now a much more realistic dream for many.”

The application process for the 2019 spring group of airBaltic Pilot Academy will be open until November 5.

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