Training center "AVIA"
The “AVIA” training complex is a structural subdivision of the Scientific and Production Association "AVIA". The main task of the center is providing the training of flight crews and maintenance personnel in operating the Mi -17V, Mi-8MTV, Mi-171 and Mi-17V5 helicopters and all types of simulator training. Additionally the center performs the testing its own products and software and actively takes part in the development and improvement of the simulators.

The training of the flight crews is performed with the use of FFS, FTD and FNPT simulators of the Mi-17V, Mi-171, Mi-17V-5 helicopters. All simulators are mounted on latest six degrees of freedom motion platforms of the MOOG Company, have 8 channels modern visualization system and meet the requirements of simulators level D according CS FSTD (H) 2012.

The training center offers 5 multi-functional classrooms for theoretical training of flight and maintenance personnel operating Mi-17V, Mi-8 MTV, Mi-171 helicopters and one new classroom for Mi-17V-5 helicopter.

Each classroom consists of the following training aids:
1. Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer;
2. Computer based training system, designed for trainee’s self-study mode related to the operation and piloting the helicopter;
3. Training boards of helicopter functional systems;
4. Helicopter structure training stands;
5. Training mockups of helicopters real units and assemblies.


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Flight crews training with the use of helicopters modern training complexes raises the level of competence of the flight crews as well as increases flights safety.

Modern technical facilities together with a highly professional instructors and teaching staff allow in a short time to get in-depth knowledge of training materials, acquire strong practical skills in piloting the helicopter and using all its on-board systems, as well as to sharpen skills by performing crew procedures in standard and emergency situations. Helicopter training complex increases the effectiveness of training and mastering the sophisticated aviation technique.

The helicopter training complex of Scientific and Production Association “AVIA” in Kremenchug is equipped with the most advanced technical training aids :

- Full Flight simulators with six degrees of freedom motion system (FFS level D), Flight Training Device (FTD level3) and Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer (FNPT level3) of the Mi-171 helicopter in both: civilian and military versions;
- Flight simulator and cockpit procedures trainer of the helicopter Mi- 17V ( Mi- 8 MTV ) ;
- 5 classrooms equipped with Computer Based Training System, set of training boards of helicopter functional systems, training mockups of helicopters Mi -171, Mi -17 and Mi -17V -5 units and assemblies.
- Full Flight simulators with six degrees of freedom motion system (FFS level D) and Flight Training Device (FTD level3) of the Mi-17V-5 helicopter in military version;
- Flight Training Device (FTD level3) and Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer (FNPT level3) of the Mi-17V (Mi-8MTV) helicopter;
-5 multi-functional classrooms equipped with computer based training system, set of training boards on helicopter functional systems, training mockups of real units and assemblies of Mi-171 and Mi-17 and Mi-17V-5 helicopters.

On the basis of “AVIA” training center, National University of Defense of Ukraine named after Ivan Chernyakhovsky with the participation of SC “UKRSPECEXPORT” conducts training of pilots and technical staff operating the helicopters Mi-17, Mi-171 and their modifications. Training is conducted in English, Russian and Spanish languages

At the end of the 2015 the certification tests of Mi-8MTV (Mi-17-1V), Mi-171 and Mi-17V-5 (Mi-172) helicopters FFS and FNPT in the training center of Scientific and production association “AVIA”, Ltd., were finally over. Those tests had been being run by the State aviation authority of Ukraine since June of 2014.

As the result of the certification tests six simulators have been qualified at the highest qualification levels:
Three FFS – Level D
Three FNPT – Level 3 MCC.

The qualification tests have been performed to confirm compliance of the simulators to two requirements, namely the rules of aviation simulators certification in Ukraine (based on JAR FSTD(H)) and, qualification specifications of the European Aviation Safety Agency, EASA CS-FSTD(H) 2012.

The State aviation authority of Ukraine has also issued Scientific and production association “AVIA”, Ltd., with the correspondent certificates and allowances to use the simulators in the educational process. In October 2015 the State aviation authority of Ukraine has issued the Scientific and Production Association “AVIA” with the TRTO certificate of the training center.

The training is given according to the following approved programs of the integrated course:
-Periodic training (refresher course) for pilots and flight engineers of the of Mi-8MTV (Mi-17), Mi-171 (Mi-8AMT) and Mi-172 (Mi-17V-5) helicopters
-type conversion of pilots and flight engineers of the Mi-8MTV (Mi-17), Mi-171 (Mi-8AMT) and Mi-172 (Mi-17V-5) helicopters
- periodic course of Crew Resources Management training (CRM)
- training of aviation personnel that has no practical experience in civilian aviation “Conversion training”
- flight crews training for night vision flight;
- training according customer’s programs, of aviation personnel operating Mi-8MTV (Mi-17), Mi-171 (Mi-8AMT) and Mi-172 (Mi-17V-5) helicopters.
The certificate of the Aviation Authority of Ukraine is issued in the end of the training. The certificate of the National University of Defense of Ukraine is issued in case of the military flight crews training.

During last 8 years more than a thousand military pilots and flight engineers from 15 foreign countries as well as a lot of Ukrainian Armed Forces flight personnel passed through training in “AVIA”, Ltd. training center.

“AVIA”, Ltd. training center is designed for education and training of the flight crews members and technical personnel with the use of the latest training devices and technical means:

- computer based training system;
- helicopter cockpit procedures trainer;
- helicopter full flight simulator;
- training boards of helicopter functional systems.

The training center of the Scientific and Production Association “AVIA” is designed for training and instruction of the flight crew members using different modern concepts:
- LOFT (Line Oriented Flight Training): training in the realistic conditions and in real time;
- CRM (Crew Resource Management): managing crew resource, methods of information exchange and crew members’ interaction.

The large number of classrooms and three training complexes allow simultaneous training of different student groups in several languages and under different training courses. The theoretical and practical training are provided in English, Spanish and Russian languages.
Training complex has at its disposal highly trained instructing and teaching stuff with extensive years of flying experience. Each instructor has over 8,000 of flying hours on real aircraft, performed in various climatic conditions and different regions of the globe.


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