Pilot training in VN

How to train pilots in Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines?

Two years after the introduction of the A320-200 cockpit simulator for trainer training, Vietnam Airlines saved VND130 billion in comparison with training pilots abroad.

The current savings is expected to be "terrible" when the first cabin simulator in Vietnam was officially launched on 21/8.

Seamless cab simulation equipment

Bringing learners abroad to train and receive the CPL, IRME or AE standard is an indispensable process for the training of pilots. However, the training process from the basic aviation driver to the commercial pilot can be done on the spot. The cockpit simulator set at the Vietnam Airlines Flight Training Center is designed to train 100% of pilots in the country.

This device simulates the A320 simulator, SIM A350 and Boeing 787 SIM in accordance with international standards. These are the three modern airlines, which are among the more than 90 operated Vietnam Airlines.

At the launch of the cockpit simulation, Duong Tri Thanh - General Director of Vietnam Airlines confirmed that the company's strategic investment will provide pilot training services for both domestic and international markets. international. Thereby, put the name of Vietnam on the map of the pilot countries of the world aviation.

"The immediate objective of Vietnam Airlines Flight Training Center is to be in the top 5 modern, professional and prestigious flight training centers," said Duong Tri Thanh.

By 2020, the demand for commercial pilots in Vietnam will increase to 2,680. The plan to develop the fleet to 2026 of Vietnam Airlines shows that the company will operate 117 aircraft, including the broad-body aircraft two-way including 17 Airbus A350 and 21 Boeing 787.

Write VN name on the aeronautical training map of the world

To bring an inexperienced pilot to a specific aircraft, the story is quite complex, requiring a lot of time and money.

In 2015 when Vietnam Airlines received the first Airbus A350-900 XWB, its commercial pilots had to undergo a full transfer course over 30 days at a cost of nearly 1 billion VND (not including travel expenses). , Living). With the A330 and A321 pilots, training costs of 400-700 million dong / course for the same training period. For the Boeing 787, full-fledged aviators have a training budget of nearly 900 million VND in 35 days.

Even after receiving the certificate of completion of the conversion training, the pilots need to continue training in the accumulation of the aircraft. Specifically, each pilot from Boeing 777 to Boeing 787 and from A330 to A350 will perform 4-8 flights under the auspices of pilot Boeing and Airbus teachers in the early stages of exploitation. Accumulated flight time is not less than 45 days. Thus, the A321 pilot to A350, the A321 pilot on the Boeing 787 will take much longer.

In addition to money and time, the type of coaching depends heavily on the training partners' programs if trained abroad.

Prior to the combination of cockpit simulators, every year Vietnam Airlines had to send pilots to train the shift and periodically every 6 months at the SIM Center abroad. It is estimated that the newly-opened cockpit simulation complex will help the search company earn up to 285.2 billion in 10 years compared to sending out the pilot to overseas.

More importantly, according to representatives of Vietnam Airlines, this is an opportunity to confirm the ability to position the aviation training of Vietnam in the international market. The training center has provided training services to more than 10 airlines in the region, including practitioners from Australia and India. Estimated revenue reached VND6 billion in the first 7 months. As a result, the deployment of the cockpit simulation equipment at the Vietnam Airlines Training Center has contributed significantly to increasing Vietnam's position in the field of aviation training, helping to exploit more potential. of this market.