Turkish Airlines Annual Report 2010

14 Training Aircraft

The Flight Training Center, which is equipped with 14 training planes and 7 flight simulators, is recognized by national and international customers as a professionally qualified organization.

Cabin and cockpit personnel are trained at the Turkish Airlines Flight Academy.

A leader in flight training among the countries in Turkey’s region, Turkish Airlines provides international standard-compliant training services at its recently renovated Flight Academy both to its own personnel and to its corporate customers.


9,341

Cabin Personnel Trained
The Cabin Training Department provides training on 23 different subjects. Operating on a double shift, the department provided training to 9,341 cabin personnel during 2010.

23

Different categories of training for 9,314 cabin personnel

14,194

Cockpit Personnel Trained
A total of 14,194 cockpit personnel took part in training in 31 different areas consisting primarily of conversion, type, and recurrent training at the Turkish Airlines Flight Academy.

Human Resources and Training / Flight Training

 

The Prerequisite for Success: Superior Training

Providing national and international standard-compliant flight training to cockpit and cabin personnel, the Turkish Airlines Flight Training Center has been Turkey’s biggest training center in continuous operation since 1994.

Having commenced operations in 1995 with a single flight simulator, the Flight Training Center is presently equipped with:
•  14 training planes (10 C-172s, 2 DA 42s, 2 C510s)
•  7 flight simulators
•  1 CEET, 1 FNPT II, 2 IPT, 2 CST, 4 CBT trainers
•  24 classrooms.

The Turkish Airlines Flight Training Center is recognized by national and international customers as a fully qualified professional organization.

The center has concluded an agreement for a new B737-800 simulator. One B777 Door Trainer and two IPT (instrument procedures-trainer) units, which are currently being installed, are scheduled to go into service during 2011.

The center is structured so as to permit it to operate jointly with Turkish Airlines’s business partners. By exchanging knowledge and experience with other flight simulator and training centers, it seeks to keep its resource access current while maintaining its own integration with the market.

Professional Training
In the process of recovery taking place in the wake of the global economic crisis during which many airlines put off their investments in operations and training, Turkish Airlines maintained its high standards of cockpit and cabin crew training in parallel with the rapid growth in its own fleet. New flight simulators and training planes were procured and average training time per person was increased.

At the Flight Training Academy, which is a part of the Turkish Airlines Flight Training Center, pilot training was provided to 70 students and to 21 trainers during 2010. Operating on a double shift, the Cabin Training Department provided training to 9,341 cabin personnel last year. In the case of cockpit training, which concentrates primarily on conversion, type, and recurrent training, a total of 14,194 cockpit personnel took part in training in 31 different areas. Turkish Airlines corporate culture training was also provided to support the orientation of foreign national pilots who joined Turkish Airlines in conjunction with the B777 fleet.

During the course of all scheduled and unscheduled IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and other national and international inspections conducted during 2010, the Turkish Airlines Flight Training Center passed every one with zero non-compliance. The center holds IQNet-approved TSE 9001, 18001, and 14001 quality certificates and conducts all of its operations without any letup of pace under Turkish Civil Aviation Authority TRTO and FTO authorizations, as a Ministry of Health-certified first-aid center, and as a Ministry of National Education-approved educational institution.

Turkish Airlines maintained its high standards of cockpit and cabin crew training in parallel with the rapid growth in its own fleet. New flight simulators and training planes were procured and average training time per person was increased.