The Latvian Civil Aviation agency has certified the new Latvian airline’s airBaltic Airbus A220 highest standard full flight simulator that now is based at the airBaltic Training facilities next to Riga International Airport. This is the first new full flight simulator ever purchased by a Latvian company.
Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic SVP Flight Operations: “This is a great investment for the future of airBaltic and aviation industry’s development in Latvia. The new simulator is an additional and important competitive advantage of airBaltic Training as there are only two Airbus A220 simulators in Europe and this is the newest CAE 7000XR Series simulator in the world. The state-of-the-art full-flight simulator located right next to our headquarters in Latvia now provides training simplicity and cost reductions.”
airBaltic now has a fully equipped simulator which has been qualified in accordance with latest EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) issue 2 requirements, including best precision navigation PBN (performance-based navigation) and UPRT (upset prevention and recovery training) capabilities. It is equipped with 60” Stroke Electric Motion System as well as the most modern visual system, consisting of four million-megapixel LED Projector systems and dual head-up displays. The CAE7000XR Series FFS, equipped with the CAE Tropos™ 6000XR visual system for unprecedented realism, will serve the growing pilot training needs of airBaltic Training.
airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East.