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Improved Training Program

Kenya Airways set to get B737 simulator

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN  May 12, 2010

As part of Kenya Airways' (KQ) ongoing investment in their in-house training programs, a new target="_blank">flight simulator is on its way to being installed at the KQ base at the old Embakasi airport side of JKIA. It was learned that the airline’s training budget would be rededicated on arrival of the new equipment, as the expensive training abroad - mandatory twice a year for pilots holding an ATPL - could then be saved to a large degree and the funds used for other purposes.

Kenya Airways has in recent years been progressively building its training capacity for cabin crews, and the new facilities for pilots will be a most welcomed move, as it will also be available for hire by other airlines in the region using the B737.

Presently, nearly 100 pilots are deployed to foreign simulators on a regular basis to conduct their training in order to be re-certified under international aviation regulations.

Kenya Airways set to get B737 simulator
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