August 10, 2011, Venice
SuperJet International (SJI) – a joint venture between Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica Company, and Sukhoi Holding – has successfully completed the first stage of “Type Rating Recovery Courses” for pilots, flight attendants and maintenance staff.
The training activity performed without any significant events and occurrences, reporting a proficiency of 99%, according to a detailed risk analysis.
The Recovery Courses involved 48 pilots and had a duration of 69 calendar days, included 384 flight hours and 236 flights on board of the Sukhoi Superjet 100.
The lessons engaged SJI instructors, Aeroflot and Armavia Crews, together with 27 flight attendants and 69 maintenance technicians with different skills and background.
The type training for technicians were supplied at Customer site with the use of SSJ100 Customer aircraft for the practical sessions. Starting one week right after the Russian Type Certification of the aircraft, SJI maintenance instructors dedicated 850 hours in 140 days to transfer SSJ100 knowledge and competency for a safe maintenance.
The first Type Rating Recovery Courses stage was accomplished in accordance with the Russian Federal Aviation (RosAviaciya) and the European EASA Regulations.
The courses, provided in English, were managed by SJI’s international and professional team coming from different countries (Italy, Russia, Lithuania, USA and Germany).
According to the SJI instructors, the group demonstrated professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm which helped for the successful results.
“We are really satisfied of this successful achievement which proves our expertise and reliability – states Carlo Logli, CEO of SuperJet International – this is a considerable step ahead in the Training activity of SJI and a clear indication of our willingness to provide customers with high quality services, both in Venice and Moscow training facilities. In this way we will guarantee exactly what airlines and passengers need”.
The Training programs were accomplished by using one flight Training Device (FTD), totalizing about 600 flight hours. From next October SuperJet International will further enhance its training capacity with the availability of the first Full Flight Simulator, which has been put in place in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, by the Training Center managed by SuperJet International.
SuperJet International, which is in charge of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) sales in the Western markets, is also responsible for training and after-sales support all over the world. Given the international nature of the product, SuperJet International has established two facilities based in Venice and in Moscow for its training opportunities.