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Educational Center (EC) was created by the order of General Director ASTC named after A.N. Tupolev on March 22, 1993 № 12 as affiliate of Zhukovsky flight test and development base (ZFT and DB). Vedernikov I.K. was appointed as Head of Learning Center

Creation of EC was needed for aviation personnel of civil aviation training to operate Tu-204 aircraft, ready for mass production. Vedernikov I.K., Talalakin A.I., Filimonchuk R.I., Marechkin V.I., Yermolaev V.A., Zotov N.S were actively involved in working out regulations, certification, licensing, educational and methodological framework of the Center.

In June, 1993 EC started training pilots and technical personnel of civil aviation to operate Tu-204 aircraft.

In 1998 EC became member of Association of civil aviation training centers.

January 1, 1999 EC of ZFT and DB ASTC named after A.N. Tupolev was transformed into Tupolev JSC Aviation Training Center (ATS-Tu) and moved from the city of Zhukovsky to Moscow.

In the period from 1997 to 2012 more than 3191 Russian and foreign aviation experts graduated from the Center.