Turkish Airlines’ sustainable growth in terms of fleet capacity, number of passenger and quality of service are to be comforted by new investments in human resources training. The National carrier has inaugurated its high-end Flight Training Center.

Turkish Airlines has introduced a major project totally in accordance with its vision and goals to meet the needs of the modern aviation industry. Baring the very latest technologies with highly qualified training professionals and state-of-the-art knowledge and fully complying with international standarts.

At the opening ceremony, the Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines, Mr M. İlker Aycı stated “The opening of the New Airport in İstanbul will be leading to a strong demand for well-trained flight crew. With our Flight Training Center, we aim to encourage national, in-house training and increase our competitiveness and market share globally in terms of training and thus contribute to the country’s economy as well.”

Turkish Airlines, which has been providing flight training at Ataturk Airport since 1993, invested in a new Flight Training Center by increasing the number of its high-end full flight simulators from 10 to 14 and the number of its classrooms from 58 to 90. Furthermore, 10 new full flight simulators are awaited very soon, as 24 flight simulators are targeted in total. With the new Flight Training Center, the capacity of 1520 trainees has been increased by 48%. Thus, flight training will be provided to 2260 trainees.

The tender procedure of the Flight Training Center was concluded on April, 22, 2016 for the 26.500 meters sqare building, set up on 55.369,48 meters sqared outdoor area. Designed with Smart Building Automation Concept, the center will be providing uninterruptible flight training with dynamic UPS Power Supply Systems and all the systems being equipped to be monitored accordingly.

Turkish Airlines’ new Flight Training Center will be providing world-class flight-training courses for the national carrier’s staff consisting of more than 4000 pilots and more than 10.000 flight attendants. The Flight Training Center will also be offering its services to other national and foreign airlines as well.

The training programmes will be provided under six categories.

· Basic Pilot training
· Cockpit Flight and Ground Training
· Flight Attendee Training
· Dispatcher Training
· Loadmaster Training

Offering internationally recognized, state of the art flight-training with providing the latest technologies and infrastructure, Turkish Airlines will be concentrating its efforts to attain its ambitions and continue its global expansion.