MIAMI—ATR has inducted the first class of six pilot candidates into a new ab initio ATR 72-600 pilot training-program for Laos-based Lao Airlines. A third-party training pipeline is one of several initiatives ATR is pursuing to address the need for more entry-level airline pilots and localized training for existing pilots. “Typically, with our customers there’s a lot of pilot turnover, and now, particularly with the glass cockpits in the ATRs, you’re flying the same ...


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