More than 1 million hours of training were carried out in 2020, with the participation of more than 135 thousand pilots
Despite the decrease in the number of flights due to pandemic do coronavirus, as Airlines they need to keep their crew trained. The airplane is the safest means of transport in the world, with high technology, it is a human who dictates the rules and takes action inside the cockpit, so it must always be very sharp. As it is not possible to carry out training on routine flights, it is necessary to use simulators to be able to deal with emergency situations that are not common. In these tests, commanders are subjected to all kinds of adversities such as engine fires, prevention of disturbances, severe weather conditions, among other problems that the aircraft may present. Pilots and co-pilots have to go through this process of practical training at least once a year to renew their license.
The director general of a global simulator company, Daniel Portugal says that the sector needed to adapt to the new standard with all protocols. “We started creating procedures in line with local authorities, with companies, with best practices. We learned how it worked, obviously cleaning, wearing masks, all these types of measures were implemented. All hygiene mechanisms and protocols of the safest have been made available so that the training is not interrupted ”, he said. He adds that the artificial intelligence and augmented reality take professionals to a scenario very close to the real world. “Obviously providing different scenarios, rain, winds, failures, breakdowns. So the pilot is able to experience in detail with a reality very close to 100%, which can happen in dangerous situations. ” Data indicate that more than one million hours of training were carried out last year, with more than 135,000 pilots in 60 centers around the world.
* With information from reporter Daniel Lian