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Lufthansa Aviation Training Exhibiting at the EATS 2017.

On October 31 and November 1, 2017, the spotlight at Germany’s largest hotel, the Estrel Berlin, will be squarely on cockpit and cabin crew training. This is because the European Airline Training Symposium (EATS) is being held here on these two days – considered one of the industry’s most important events focused on training at airlines for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Leading training providers will present their latest vocational and advanced training offers for cockpit and cabin personnel to the international audience. At the EATS Exhibition, which will held parallel to the conference, visitors can learn about the latest training solutions available on the market from over 50 exhibitors.

At the EATS 2016, we exhibited for the first time as Lufthansa Aviation Training. Our motto for the exhibition was “The Next Level of Aviation Training.” And at this year’s EATS, we will show you how we plan to live up to this slogan with specific content and services. A particular focus at our booth will be on our flight school’s new concept, our expanded range of simulators at the Munich and Essen locations, as well as our CSeries Training at the Zurich location, among other topics. Visit us at Booth 117 to find out how your airline can benefit from our expertise.

Come to Berlin for the EATS 2017. We look forward to speaking with you there.

Schedule an appointment:
customersupport(at)lat.dlh.de

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New conditions for pilot students

Munich, 11. Oktober 2017

The conditions for future commercial pilots become more attractive: For its starter product, Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) has reduced the fees for the two-year training to 80,000 euros and offers the suitability test free of charge until the end of this year.

This year, LAT has pooled its flight training schools under the brand European Flight Academy (EFA) and trains future pilots in Germany, Switzerland and the USA – for both cockpit positions within Lufthansa Group Airlines as well as other airlines. Having passed both the basic skills assessment positively as well as the Lufthansa Group qualification are the prerequisites for becoming a pilot flying for a Lufthansa Group Airline. Until the end of this year, no charges apply for the statutory aptitude test. Usually, this test costs 357 euros. The two-year training also becomes less expensive: Instead of 100,000 euros, future pilots now invest 80,000 euros for their training for the time being. This payment is due at a later stage: The amount of training costs is deferred and will be paid in installments to the future employer. Future pilots can complete and finish their 24-months-long training in Europe and North America with the so-called Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL). It is a recognized qualification that does not require any preliminary decision about a specific airline to continue the individual career path as a pilot with.  There is an increasing demand for working up in the air: “We have noticed steadily growing demand for pilots“, said Rainer Hiltebrand, CEO of Lufthansa Aviation Training.

Information: An information event for interested applicants takes place on 17 November in Frankfurt. For further information please visit: www.european-flight-academy.com https://www.european-flight-academy.com/

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Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) extends partnership with TUIFly

Munich, 18th October 2017

Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) and TUIfly have agreed to continue their 18-year-long partnership until 2020 at least. Therefore, TUIfly will continue to train its pilots on the 737 NG simulator at LAT in Berlin.

Each year, pilots of the holiday carrier spend 4,000 hours in the LAT flight simulators. The training puts special emphasis on simulating exceptional aircraft scenarios and also allows the pilots to complete the so-called “type-rating” to obtain the valid type-rating certification for B737 aircraft after having become familiar with that aircraft type.  

Ulrich Lindner, LAT Head of Commercial, is pleased about the contract extension: “TUIfly is one of our biggest and most important clients in Berlin. By extending our contract, we continue our trusting and good cooperation and further strengthen Berlin as our training location.”  

“The overall package of LAT is tailor-made for TUIfly. From the booking of capacities to the professional training facilities for briefing and debriefing and the state-of-the art B737 NG Full Motion simulator. LAT’s location in Berlin offers optimal conditions to train our cockpit crew”, states Thomas Neupert, Head of Training TUIfly.

More information about Lufthansa Aviation Training is available online via www.lufthansa-aviation-training.com, for details about the European Flight Academy, please visit www.european-flight-academy.com.

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Modernising the fleet of Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT)

Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) has now transferred the first six new Cirrus SR20 training aircraft to its flight school in Phoenix, Arizona. Until April next year, further 19 SR20 aircraft are being added to the training fleet in the U.S. The total investment volume amounts 11.5 million euros.

Since 1972, student pilots are being trained on the single-engined training air-craft F33A Bonanza by Beechcraft at the US site of LAT. The new Cirrus SR20 is going to gradually replace the Bonanza aircraft. Equipped with the latest fea-tures and an emergency parachute for the entire aircraft, the new Cirrus will also reduce the operating and maintenance costs by 50 per cent.

“We are delighted to introduce the new Cirrus SR20 at our training location in Phoenix”, stated Rainer Hiltebrand, CEO Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH. “The aircraft are very modern and efficient and thus make a perfect choice for the training purposes at Lufthansa Aviation Training”.

Three of the six training aircraft are marked on the tails with the logo of Lufthansa Group airlines Eurowings, Austrian and Lufthansa itself. Yearly, a total of up to 350 graduates are flying at the flight school in Phoenix, who are partly being trained for the Group airlines but also – among others – for All Nippon Air-ways (ANA) or the Federal Armed Forces in the desert of Arizona.

The six training aircraft are the first part of the training fleet that has been trans-ferred from the Cirrus delivery location in Knoxville, Tennessee to Phoenix, Ari-zona by a delegation of Lufthansa pilots and flight trainers. The pilots have flown the singe-engined aircraft 3,000 kilometers across eight US states.

About Lufthansa Aviation Training

Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH, which was formed by Lufthansa Flight Training and Swiss Aviation Training at the beginning of 2017, belongs to the leading companies in Europe for apprenticeship and in-service flight training for aviation cockpit and cabin crew staff serving twelve training locations in total. Under the brand name European Flight Acade-my (EFA), Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) is pooling all flight schools in Germany, Switzer-land and the U.S. at the highest level of quality. Lufthansa Aviation Training’s customer port-folio includes over 200 renowned national and international airlines as well as Lufthansa’s group company airlines. Lufthansa Aviation Training is located in Munich and has a workforce of about 1,000 employees.

More information about Lufthansa Aviation Training is available online via www.lufthansa-aviation-training.com, for details about the European Flight Academy, please visit www.european-flight-academy.com.

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Lufthansa Aviation Training successfully certified according to ISO-standards

After two audits conducted by TÜV SÜD, Lufthansa Aviation Training has been certified according to the quality management standardization ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 29990:2010.

Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT), the leading full-service provider for apprenticeship and in-service flight training for aviation cockpit and cabin crew staff, has been awarded with an extended recertification of the quality management standardization ISO 9001:2015 during an audit in summer 2017, valid for all LAT GmbH locations in Germany after Lufthansa Flight Training and Swiss Aviation Training have merged at the beginning of the year. Besides, LAT has received the first ISO 29990:2010 certification for its training program.

Since the former Lufthansa Flight Training has been certified according to ISO 9001 standards for many years, which was also the case for Swiss Aviation Training with regard to the ISO 29990:2010 certification, both certifications for the newly founded Lufthansa Aviation Training underline the progress that has been made in the merger process and confirm the high quality standards. Both certifications can be renewed during a follow-up audit being scheduled for September 2018. Especially the 29990:2010 certification is a common reference, recognizing LAT as a competent full-service provider as well as LAT’s clients as the ISO standard assist them in finding the right partner to work with.  

 "2017 has been a challenging year for us. We have relocated our central units from Zurich and Frankfurt to our new headquarter in Munich-Hallbergmoos and successfully expand Lufthansa Aviation Training as a process-oriented organization, which allows us to benefit from more synergy effects, operate cost- and time-efficiently and work in a less complex structure of our organization. Our range of services as well as our high quality promised to our customers remains unchanged. We invest in modern cockpit and cabin simulators and offer individual training concepts, all tailored for our customers' needs. We are happy about the positive feedback from our clients as well as having been awarded with the official ISO certifications, which encompass our quality management, our technical equipment and availability and the customer satisfaction with regard to our training portfolio”, states Rainer Hiltebrand, CEO Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH.

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Fascination of Flying: The European Flight Academy's new image film

The European Flight Academy’s new, five minute-long image film “Facination of flying” brings the vocational pilot training closer to those interested and as of now, is available here: https://youtu.be/KacqNKGv8BI. The film, using the hashtag “YourFlyingFuture”, is a central element of the new marketing campaign for flight schools of Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT).

Every year, the fascination for flying makes hundreds to decide to turn their passion into a profession and become a pilot. The new European Flight Academy’s (EFA) image film refers to this motivation, unveils the desire of future pilots and presents the exiting moments of the vocational training in the cockpit of the training aircraft.   Under the hashtag #YourFlyingFuture, five short clips about the pilot training have been published as a teaser via the social media channels of be-Lufthansa and the European Flight Academy since December 2017. The new image film has been shot last October 2017 at both flight schools in Bremen and Grenchen (Switzerland). The film crew has explored the hangars, the campus, the training aircraft as well as the “Flight Navigation Procedure Training Devices”. Especially the elaborate air-to-air shots from a round flight in the Alps are particularly impressive and have been specifically produced for the new image film.   The Swiss moving image agency Lauschsicht is responsible for the creative realization of the image film.

 

About Lufthansa Aviation Training Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH, which was formed by Lufthansa Flight Training and Swiss Aviation Training at the beginning of 2017, belongs to the leading companies in Europe for apprenticeship and in-service flight training for aviation cockpit and cabin crew staff serving twelve training locations in total. Under the brand name European Flight Academy (EFA), Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) is pooling all flight schools in Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. at the highest level of quality. Lufthansa Aviation Training’s customer portfolio includes over 200 renowned national and international airlines as well as Lufthansa’s group company airlines. Lufthansa Aviation Training is located in Munich and has a workforce of about 1,000 employees.   More information about Lufthansa Aviation Training is available online via www.lufthansa-aviation-training.com, for details about the European Flight Academy, please visit www.european-flight-academy.com.  

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Lufthansa Aviation Training Germany and the German Cockpit Association conclude longterm collective agreements

München, 26. Januar 2018

Lufthansa Aviation Training Germany GmbH in Bremen (LAT DE Bremen) and the German pilot association (Vereinigung Cockpit , VC) have signed agreements on all subjects outstanding and thus contribute to a reliable foundation for the future-oriented focus of the Bremen flight school.

After having found an overall solution with the German Cockpit Association in 2017, a further agreement on all outstanding issues with LAT DE Bremen could be reached. Next to the independent wage agreement, LAT DE Bremen and VC also concluded a separate covering agreement for flight instructors. This lays down compensation structures, general conditions of employment like holiday entitlement or the number of monthly flight hours of about 30 flight instructors working for the flight school in Bremen. Both wage agreements run until June 30, 2022. Besides, a covering agreement “flight instructors” has been concluded that describes the deployment of flight instructors in Bremen as well as for Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings operations. This contract runs until end of 2020 for maximum flexibility.  

“We are glad that we have come to a solution with our tariff partner, which allows us to continue guaranteeing excellent conditions for our current and future staff while meeting the operational demands and challenges of our traditional flight school at the same time”, said Stefan-Kenan Scheib, Head of the flight school in Bremen. 

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