KENYA AIRWAYS RECEIVES ‘SIMULATOR’ CERTIFICATION
‘The Pride of Africa’ has today started using their own fully certified simulator facility at the ‘Pride Training Centre’ in Embakasi / Nairobi, after receiving the requisite ‘paperwork’ from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and the British CAA. Having certification from Britain too will allow the facility to be used by airlines from around the world to train their pilots on the B737-800 simulator, which will open new revenue streams for KQ in these financially challenging times.
Of course priority will be given to train and give refreshers to Kenya Airways’ own pilots, but any spare capacity for the equipment can now be ‘sold’ on the international market. According to a source in Nairobi up to 5 crews can be trained per day and it is also understood that Boeing has been supporting KQ giving special training to instructors who now supervise the courses.
Global aviation regulations by ICAO require pilots to undergo simulator refresher training twice a year and the demand for approved and internationally certified facilities like the one now open at Kenya Airways are much in demand. The facility is the latest state of the art equipment available on the market