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First foreign pilot in a Russia airline starts work

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A German man has become the first foreign pilot ever hired by a Russian airline.

Klaus Rohlfs will make his maiden flight from Moscow to Prague this week.

Faced with a lack of qualified professionals at home Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot has had to look abroad for new employees.

Recent changes to the Russian Air Code allow a local airline to hire up to 200 foreign flight personnel.