Kazakhstan's future pilots in Finland to learn plane controlling in northern conditions

Business Materials 11 July 2014 15:53 (UTC +04:00)

Helsinki, Finland, July 11
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:

Kazakh students - future pilots of civil aviation flight are taught the skills of aircraft control in northern conditions at the Finland`s Patria Pilot Training school, managing director of Patria Pilot Training Mikko Paronen told Trend.

"Kazakh student-pilots who are trained at the pilot school of Patria, are taught to control the aircraft in northern conditions, which is relevant to the northern and central Kazakhstan, where severe and prolonged duration of winter is observed, as in our country. The ability of driving aircraft in such circumstances, which belong to the complex category is very important for provision of safety, " he said.

As previously reported, 12 students from Kazakhstan, selected by Patria from 60 candidates, are currently undergoing flight training preparation at the base of the company.

The training of future Kazakh pilots in Finland is carried out in accordance with the memorandum signed between the Academy of Civil Aviation of Kazakhstan and Finland's Patria Pilot Training School.

The training course is meeting European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) requirements.Upon graduation, the Kazakh pilots will be awarded a high school diploma, a commercial pilot's licence and international pilot certificates.

The negotiations are being carried out with the Finnish partners on the organization of training of flight instructors as well as the establishment of the center of flight training at the base of the Academy of Civil Aviation Kazakhstan in accordance with the EASA standards.

The second institution in Finland, where Kazakh pilots go for mastering pilot skills is "Finnair Flight Academy LTD" (a subsidiary of the national Finnair company).

One of the novelty of the "Finnair Flight Academy LTD" is that future pilots are taught to observe "green principles" there, Managing Director of the Finnair Flight Academy LTD Mikko Salminen said.

"When training pilots, we pay great attention to how pilots can save fuel, and it does not depend on the model of the aircraft, it depends precisely on the skills of the pilot. This so-called "green principle" aimed at the efficient use of fuel," Salminen said.

He recalled that the company aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 25 percent.

"Since the beginning of this century, we have reduced CO2 emissions by 40 percent," he added.
Salminen recalled that Finnair Flight Academy was founded five years ago.

Edited by CN