VDTM ATC receives EASA approval for providing B 777-200/300 aircraft type training


Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow Aviation Training Centre (VDTM ATC) has obtained a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval to provide Boeing 777-200/300 (GE 90) aircraft type training to B1 and B2 categories of engineering and technical personnel.

Since August 2020, VDTM ATC instructors have been able to provide theoretical and practical parts of training to all specialists of the industry.

‘It is a great achievement for our ATC to expand the range of training programmes and include a new type of aircraft. In the context of the Russian air carriers’ fleet renewal and the receipt of Boeing 777-200/300 into operation, we are ready to arrange training courses for airlines and MRO providers employees in any location convenient for them, in the premises of our ATC or at customers’ base. Both Covid-19 and the associated restrictions set new requirements for all companies. During that period, we demonstrated flexibility and were able to quickly convert many courses into the online format, which was positively received by our customers and trainees,” said Yuri Ryabov, head of the commercial department of Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow.

VDTM ATC, which opened its doors in 2016, offers more than 54 training programmes including basic courses and training programmes for aircraft types, such as Boeing 737NG, Boeing 737CL, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 747-8, Airbus A320 and a new Boeing 777. Apart from conducting training in one of the three ATC classes near Sheremetyevo airport, the centre can provide theoretical and practical aircraft type training in the customer’s premises in accordance with the current EASA approval (Out-House Location Approval).

Over the past three months, the centre’s instructors have launched online learning in such basic courses as Human Factors (HF), Aviation Legislation (AL), Electrical Wire Interconnection System (EWIS), Fuel Tank Safety (FTS) and others, and a face-to-face exam can be held at a convenient time for customers, without reference to date of course completion.