The world’s first Bombardier C Series virtual simulator (VSIM) has been installed at the airBaltic Training Centre in Riga (above).
“The new virtual simulator will serve as an advanced level of training using virtual technologies for the pilot pre-training before type ratings, safety case investigation, operational procedures testing as well as recurrent training quality improvement device,” said Vilmantas Mazonas, managing director of airBaltic Training.
“This virtual simulator is a prelude before acquisition of a C Series full flight simulator in the future.”
airBaltic has carried over 1m passengers on the Bombardier CS300 aircraft and the type has completed more than 9,069 flights and flown over 23,603 block hours.
By the end of 2019, airBaltic is planning to have 20 Bombardier CS300 aircraft in its fleet. With an average jet fleet age of only two years, airBaltic, as an all-Bombardier operator, will have one of the youngest jet fleets in Europe.