SriLankan Airlines will boost pilot training with the delivery of a new Dutch built A330 flight simulator early next year. The airline will train more pilots to operate the wide-bodied A330 aircraft and provide advanced flight training services to airlines in India, Maldives, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
“There is a huge dearth of pilots in the region and we see a lot of potential for flight training in the subcontinent,” the airline’s Chief Operations
Officer, Caption Druvi Perera was quoted by the Lanka Business Online.
The simulator is certified for ‘Level D’ standard is identical to that of an actual aircraft and can artificially recreate aircraft flight, different weather conditions including air density, turbulence, cloud and precipitation. With the delivery of the A330 simulator, the transition of a pilot from one aircraft to another aircraft will be easier, the airline said.