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FG Takes Delivery Of Boeing 737-NG Flight Simulator For Pilot Training 

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FG has taken delivery of a brand new Boeing 737-NG Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for pilot training.

Minister of Aviation said the FFS, which is currently at Lagos seaport, will be installed at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology in Zaria.

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The Federal Government has taken delivery of a modern Boeing 737-NG Full Flight Simulator (FFS) that will be used for training pilots.





This was disclosed by Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, during a television programme, while analysing the strides of Nigeria’s aviation industry in the last five years.

He said the FFS is currently at the seaport in Lagos undergoing Customs clearance process.

“As we speak, the simulator is at the seaport in Lagos, we are clearing it. The housing component which would house the sim has been built and it will be on its way to Zaria for installation.”

The FFS is expected to curb capital flight. The simulator will be installed at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Confirming what the minister said, the Rector of NCAT, Captain Abdulsalami Mohammed, said:

“It is true, what the honourable minister said. The new simulator is at the seaport in Lagos waiting to be cleared and the installation will be done soon in the college.”

Captain Abdulsalami added that :





“We appreciate the effort of our minister who is driving these.

2020 will witness a lot of activities in the history of NCAT. The multipurpose firefighting simulator is installed in the college.

The delivery of the six diamond training aircraft is taking place and the installation of the B737-NG simulator is about to happen too.”

A simulator for training and retraining is one major hindrance that Nigeria aviation industry is facing. The program cost millions in foreign exchange as pilots had to travel out for recurrence exercises.





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