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11.01.2019

Extension of Training Facility in Vienna


  • Investment package allows growth for Lufthansa Aviation Training Aus-tria GmbH
  • More space for three full flight simulators and two flight training devices
  • Regular operations during the construction phase

Lufthansa Aviation Training Austria GmbH extends its training location in Vien-na with regard to pilot training and creates more space for additional modern training devices for the training of pilots.

With an investment package including a double-digit million amount, the go-ahead was given for Lufthansa Aviation Training to extend the training location of Lufthansa Avia-tion Training Austria in Vienna. The simulator center, which has been in operation since 2006, currently accommodates four full flight simulators (FFS) and two flat panel trainers (FPT).

The planned extension of the building offers space for up to three additional full flight simulators and two flight training devices (FTD) as well as the associated briefing rooms. Initially, two new Airbus A320 simulators will be added to the training fleet in Vienna.

The location is popular among customers in the field of pilot training: the cockpit per-sonnel of more than 20 airlines regularly train in Vienna. Lufthansa Aviation Training Austria not only ensures the regular training of pilots of Lufthansa Group airlines such as Austrian Airlines and Eurowings Europe, but is also attractive for airlines and low-cost carriers from the external market.

"We are proud and delighted to be able to make further investments of this kind just twelve years after the simulator centre in Vienna went into operation. Our goal is to continue to offer our airline customers in Vienna a modern training environment with even more simulator capacity thanks to the latest equipment in addition to our tailor-made training solutions", says Christian Korherr, Managing Director of Lufthansa Avia-tion Training Austria.

The current total training capacity of the existing training equipment in Vienna of 24,000 hours per year will more than double after the extension. Lufthansa Aviation Training Austria expects the building permit for the extension on the east side of the building in Vienna by the end of March 2019. Construction is scheduled to begin in April 2019, with completion scheduled for the first quarter of 2020. Ongoing training operations will continue as planned during the construction phase.

About Lufthansa Aviation Training

Lufthansa Aviation Training bundles all Lufthansa Group flight schools in Germany, Switzer-land and the USA under the European Flight Academy brand. Graduates meet the high standards of the airlines of the Lufthansa Group and receive exclusive access to their inter-nal job market. This guarantees the best chances of employment and extensive career op-tions as a commercial aircraft pilot for the Lufthansa Group.

Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH, formed at the beginning of 2017 from Lufthansa Flight Training and Swiss Aviation Training, is one of the leading companies in the field of flight training with its competence in the training and further education of cockpit and cabin per-sonnel at twelve training locations. Lufthansa Aviation Training's customer portfolio includes over 200 nationally and internationally renowned airlines and the Lufthansa Group airlines. The company is based in Hallbergmoos near Munich and employs a total of around 1,000 people.

Further information on Lufthansa Aviation Training can be found at www.lufthansa-aviation-training.com and on the European Flight Academy at www.european-flight-academy.com.

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