Lufthansa Flight Training and Vnukovo International finalized an earlier MOU to create a joint venture flight training facility (ATWOnline, Jan. 6). The venture, called Flight Training Vnukovo, will be completed in mid-2010. It initially will house four full flight simulators and eventually will be able to accommodate as many as 20, according to LFT. FTV aims to capture business of Russian carriers "that currently train their pilots in Europe, Asia and America," LFT said.

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