The pilots of the national airline will now be trained in Pakistan. Pakistan International Airlines has acquired a simulator from the United Kingdom, saving more than ڈالر 300 per hour.
The state-of-the-art simulator for pilot training, refresher courses and air safety will be the first of its kind in Pakistan. An agreement has been reached between the national airline and the British company L3 Harris.
The British High Commissioner described the simulator as an important step towards better training of Pakistani pilots.
Christian Turner says that the friendship between Pakistan and Britain will also move forward.
The chief executive officer of PIA said that the simulator would save a lot of financial resources. In addition to Airbus 320, simulators of Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 would also be installed in the simulator complex.
Air Marshal Arshad Malik said that this would be a complete package which would benefit not only PIA but also private airlines. Other countries in the region would also be able to benefit from this modern facility.
Earlier, 670 pilots of Airbus 320 used to go abroad for training along with civil aviation inspectors. The cost of training of each pilot was around ً 300 per hour.