CAE, LAN Peru to create Lima-based training centre
Oct. 9, 2012, Lima, Peru - CAE, a world leader in simulation and training for airlines, inaugurated today with LAN Peru a world-class training centre for pilots and cabin crew in Lima.
The training centre has the capacity to provide training initially to more than 1,000 pilots and cabin crew per year. It is located near the Jorge Chavez International Airport, close to the Peruvian operations base of LAN Peru, the anchor customer for the training facility.
The new facility currently offers training on a CAE Airbus A320 full-flight simulator and will soon offer Boeing 767 full-flight simulator training. The centre is also equipped with an A320 cabin door trainer as well as A320 and Boeing 767 evacuation slides and a pool to train cabin crew. The centre also features a mock cockpit trainer for emergency procedures training, classrooms, brief/debrief rooms, e-Learning courseware and integrated procedures trainers.
"This new training centre marks an important milestone in the training of flight crews in Peru and allows us to stay ahead of demand with flight crews trained using the most advanced technology available to ensure the highest standards of quality, safety and service for our passengers," said Nicholas Goldstein, General Manager of LAN Peru.
"South America is one of the fastest-growing civil aviation markets of the world and our training centre will train the thousands of pilots and cabin crew who will be needed over the next few years by LAN Peru," said Glenn Frederick, CAE's Executive Vice President, Commercial Aviation Training and Services. "CAE has been training pilots of LAN and TAM for the past 11 years, first in our Brazil centre then in Chile. We are pleased to extend our partnership with LATAM by offering in-region training near LAN's Peru operations."
The inauguration was attended by Peru's Minister of Transportation and Communication, Carlos Paredes; Deputy Minister of Transport, Alexander Chang Chiang; Regional President of Callao, Felix Moreno Caballero; the Mayor of Callao, Juan Sotomayor Garcia as well as, executives of LAN Airlines and CAE.