AIR FRANCE PILOTS READY TO RETURN TO THE COCKPIT
For pilots who were unable to fly during the Covid-19 crisis, Air France has set up a major cockpit reintegration scheme to guarantee the highest level of safety on board its flights. The aim of this gradual return to the cockpit is to maintain the skills of our highly qualified pilots at the highest possible level.
Among other things, this involves training in one of Air France’s 16 simulators for all pilots who have not flown recently, the provision of a training kit, specific training courses and personal support, supervised by one of the 470 instructors, throughout this transitional period. These simulator re-training sessions enable procedures to be reviewed in addition to the pilots’ personal review work - skills maintenance, checklists, specific network regulations, etc.
For even greater safety levels, Air France is raising its standards by introducing an additional 2.5 to 3.5 hour simulator session, in addition to the four mandatory annual sessions. And the airline is going even further, increasing the number of landings and take-offs required over a 90-day period from three to five.