Polish airline LOT has launched a new Boeing B787 Dreamliner’s aircraft simulator in Hungary.
On a weekly basis, LOT’s Dreamliners will fly from Budapest to New York and Chicago. The simulator will allow Hungarian pilots to practice in completely realistic circumstances on how to resolve critical in-flight situations, thereby also enhancing the safety of aviation.
The simulator projects the computer-generated landscape around the aircraft onto three huge colour screens. The instrument panel with its colour screens is identical with the actual instruments of the Boeing 787, and also gives the same responses. For licensed pilots, it is mandatory to pass an examination every six months in the simulator to demonstrate how they solve the most difficult situations in flight, including, for instance, landing in stormy weather and landing with a single engine.
“We warmly welcome the presence of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft simulator,” said Kam Jandu, CCO of Budapest Airport.
“The Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft itself is the most comfortable and environmentally-friendly long-haul aircraft on the market today and we are proud to see it operating between Budapest and New York and Chicago on a daily basis. The simulator gives an insight into the vast array of efforts on the part of airlines and pilots into the safety of aviation.”
LOT offers a Hungarian experience onboard with access to the entertainment system in Hungarian, traditional cuisine across all cabin classes as well as the local press and a selection of original wines for LOT Premium Economy and LOT Business Class. Flights are operated by Hungarian crews.
“We are glad to have brought this equipment to this presentation in Budapest since the Hungarian market is particularly important for us. LOT Polish Airlines considers the Hungarian capital its second most important hub after Warsaw,” added Adrian Kubicki, director of corporate communications at LOT Polish Airlines.
By the end of this year, LOT will have 15 aircraft of this type to serve long-haul flights from Warsaw and Budapest, in what is projected to be a record year for LOT with the number of passengers that might exceed 10 million by the end of 2019.