Turkish Airlines training center will no longer train Russian pilots on FSTDs.
This was reported by The Insider with reference to the corresponding company letter, the authenticity of which was confirmed by the pilot of one of the Russian airlines.
The letter states that due to increased sanctions by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which certified all FSTD simulators, the Turkish Airlines training center is forced to stop working with companies from Russia.
According to the interviewed aviation experts, who wished to remain anonymous, any persons and organizations cooperating with airlines from the Russian Federation risk being subject to secondary sanctions. If an aviation training center in Turkey continues to train Russian pilots, EASA may revoke its certificate. According to experts, other training centers will make similar decisions for Turkish Airlines.
Aeroflot Airlines and the United Aircraft Corporation signed an agreement of intent within the framework of the Eastern Economic Forum regarding the acquisition of 339 Russian-made aircraft. This is 5% more than previously announced plans.