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JSC “Mineralnye Vody International Airport” Aviation training center (ATC) Aerodevelopment is the first-rate training center of the south of Russia.



Formation of the training center is inextricably intertwined with the airport developmental history in the city of Mineralnye Vody. ATC was founded on the 17th of September 1990 as Mineralnye Vody airport structural subdivision for enterprise aeronautical personnel training: pilots, flight attendants, ground trades personnel. More than 24 thousand students received training in its years in existence.



JSC “Mineralnye Vody International Airport” training center performs training by virtue of Ministry of education License of Stavropol region №3532 13.08.2013 as right to hold educational activities and Rosaviatsiya Certificate №211 04.09.2013 whereunder aviation training center meets the requirements of the Russian Federation regulations and is able to perform adequate personnel training.



At the present time ATC performs training and education on aeronautical personnel training of own enterprise and works in close rapport with other airports at Nalchik, Stavropol, Grozny, Sochi, Saratov, Rostov-on-Don.

10 in-service teachers work at training center. They are highly experienced, qualified and have special pedagogical acquirements. Enterprise services managers are involved into teaching and learning activities as privy teachers.

There are 3 rater-examiners certified by Rosaviatsiya on the enterprise staff performing qualification testing of crew members on defining language competency according to ICAO scale. Testing is conducted on ICAO Language Proficiency Test of ATC Association.

To prepare for the foreign language, ATC is equipped with 4 language laboratories, study test. Preparations are being made in English for various categories of staff of airport services, professionally - oriented English for police, customs and border services, as well as conversational English for different categories of students. The center also has a system of consultation and personal training. Preparation listeners can take place in a group and individually.

Center Aerodevelopment implements full-time and distance learning.



Aviation Training Center has its own training buildings, 16 classrooms with a total area of 1,500 square meters, and specially equipped rooms for emergency - rescue training, security, human factors, flight simulator An-2, room of psychological relief, a conference room, a simulator for training cabin crew , methodical offices, a library, a reading room.

All classrooms are equipped with the necessary modern equipment: computers, interactive whiteboards, access to the electronic library. Computer programs, presentations of educational materials, video and audio material, manuals ATC are widely used in the practice of training of aviation personnel .

Rescue training of crewmembers is conducted on  emergency procedures simulators (TASP)  A-3230 and B-737. Testing of emergency escape from the AC is carried out using decommissioned aircraft: Tu-154 and An-2. Preparation of the flight crew to take action to eliminate the fire is carried out on a specially designed simulator based on the ATC.



According to the annex to the certificate, ATC training is conducted on the 44th directions. Training is carried out on the courses:

  • initial training;
  • training;
  • retraining.

At the training center are trained:

Airports workers: 

  • engineering staff EAS (AMB);
  • staff of passenger operations service, mail-cargo service, emergency service
  • officials of enterprises;
  • duty navigators;
  • technician of aeronautical information office;
  • engineering and technical personnel;
  • special transport service;
  • aerodrome service technicians;
  • air traffic management;
  • aerodrome service;
  • security service, private security department, line internal affairs department;
  • meteorological service personnel.


Airline employees:

    • сrew members;
    • cabin crew;
    • flight attendants;
    • pursers;
    • engineering and technical personnel.





Aviation and non-aviation business-training activity : leading, aviation marketing, air route development are innovating lines in the Training Centre work.
Aerodevelopment plans to conduct educational activity in the non- aviation sphere.
Professionalism, quality, partners respect are the priority in Aviation Training Centre work.