Aeroflot, which has had its pilot working practices recently checked and approved by transportation department inspectors, according to chief pilot Anatoly Yakimchuk, is now thinking of setting up its own pilot training school, because it always has to give training school graduates months of additional training anyway.

Russia's second largest airline Sibir has just hired 14 new pilots from regional carriers to replace the 19 it lost to airlines that pay better, the Moscow Times quotes its pilot union head Vladislav Bayev saying.

Source: Flight International