ISLAMABAD: PIA has acquired Pakistan’s first Airbus 320 simulator from a British company.
PIA and British company signed the agreement, Pakistan became the first country in the region to get the latest simulator.
PIA is constructing a simulator complex in Karachi in which simulators of Boeing 747, Boeing 777 and Airbus 320 will be installed in one place. The training venue will be attached to the Airport Hotel so that the student pilots can concentrate on the training. The simulator creates a real cockpit end and outdoor environment in which real situation training is conducted.
CEO PIA Air Marshal Retired Arshad Malik said that the introduction of this simulator in the country would be of great benefit not only to PIA but also to other domestic airlines. With the advent of this simulator, the standard of training and air safety in Pakistan will be on par with that of any developed country. Required for simulator pilot training, refresher courses and air safety.
Robin Glover, president of the British company, said that before that all pilots used to go abroad for training and refresher on A320. The cost of training pilots was about ڈالر 300 per hour per pilot abroad. Local airlines used to spend a lot of money on tickets, accommodation and daily allowances.