Pilots undergo simulator training and practice during pandemic

Despite the blow suffered by aviation companies due to the pandemic, the company Avion Group has succeeded in overcoming difficulties by continuously training aircraft pilots on a simulator in which it had invested almost 3 years ago.

During a visit to this company, Minister Ian Borg said that the second edition of Aviation Malta will be published with the aim of giving Malta an international profile as an investment destination in the aviation sector.

Licensed pilots are constantly undergoing training to ensure that they become familiar with both modern technology and the operation of modern aircraft. Avion Group has been training pilots as required by airlines from time to time for three years. This is done to ensure the safety of industry and passengers.

Three years ago the company invested in a simulator through which pilots are trained in the operation of the Airbus A320 aircraft. Transport Minister Ian Borg said this happened because the company saw the country’s potential to invest. He explained that for the second consecutive year Malta will be given an international profile in this sector, through the publication Aviation Malta which is published in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Transport Malta.

The Aviation Malta publication provides detailed information to companies at an international level on everything Malta has to offer to invest in the country. Minister Ian Borg said the aircraft register has grown in recent years and promised that the Government would continue to help the industry to flourish after the pandemic because people will want to travel.

Minister Borg had the opportunity to experience what the pilots go through in their training in the simulator, while praising the ability of the companies to continue operating during the crisis brought about by the pandemic.