low-fare carrier AirAsia has selected a series of
computer-based training programmes from Lufthansa Flight Training to educate
its cockpit crews.
has reinforced its training regime with the German division’s courses covering
reduced vertical separation minima, all-weather and low-visibility operations,
and carriage of dangerous goods.
well as providing savings, the budget carrier says that the packages have
halved pilots’ training time in these areas.
AirAsia executive vice-president of planning and business
development Capt Kenneth Chong says: “The pilots
remain available for duty full-time, being absent from flight operations for
only very short periods.”