Pilots to train in VR environments in recruitment drive

Pilots to train in VR environments in recruitment drive
Wizz Air pilots will become the first to implement Airbus’ MATe suite and virtual procedure trainer technology for pilot training.

Both training systems will be implemented at Wizz Air’s training centre in Budapest, supporting pilots undergoing recurrent and initial type training, using a software system that immerses and trains pilot trainees within a virtual cockpit.

This system allows trainee pilots to understand and practice in a virtual Airbus cockpit, learning features and procedures. The VR tool and the A320 type transition course programme has been approved by the Hungarian Civil Aviation authority, allowing Wizz Air to train pilots to the standards set by Wizz Air’s approved training organisation.

The VR-driven training forms part of Wizz Air’s plans for growth, as the airline aims to train 4,000 flight crew and to take possession of 300 new Airbus A321neo and A321XLR aircraft by 2030.

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