From 25 until 27 June 2018 an unique training course has taken place in Kyiv, Ukraine. In two classroom days the main differences between CIS-built (e.g. AN, IL, TU, Yak) and Western types (Airbus & Boeing) were being addressed. Three senior experts addressed the issue from the perspective of:
• Initial Airworthiness/Type Certification;
• Continuing Airworthiness/Maintenance;
• SAFA/Ramp Inspection compliance.
On the 3rd day Antonov Airlines kindly hosted the practical training at Gostomel Airport (GML/UKKM). An in-depth practical training was done on an Antonov AN-124-100 aircraft.
Attendees have gained an in depth understanding how these CIS built aircraft were designed, manufactured, operated and maintained and in which aspects their philosophy was/is different from Western A/C types. The possibility to review all operational and technical details of the AN-124-100 aircraft has been highly valued by the participants.
It is foreseen that additional courses will be organised at the end of 2018 & early 2019.