Lufthansa Flight Training is one of the world’s leading providers of training services for airlines. At its sites in Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Vienna, Bremen, Munich and Phoenix/Arizona, it has decades of experience in training cockpit and cabin crew in areas such as flight simulation, service and emergency training and computer-aided learning.
The customer base of Lufthansa Flight Training counts some 150 additional airlines alongside Lufthansa Group companies. Rising demand for simulator and cabin training as well as long-term collaboration with key airline customers bring stable earnings contributions. For example, the switch at Lufthansa Passenger Airlines to a new regional allocation scheme for cabin staff has continued to provide increased demand for retraining in the Aviation Safety and Service Training department. The greater number of basic courses for flight assistant training also confirms the positive economic trend. Continuing cost management as part of the ESP 8+2 programme launched in 2007 also makes a sustainable contribution to positive earnings development. Total operating income for Lufthansa Flight Training increased by 14.9 per cent to EUR 170m. The operating result rose year on year by 36.4 per cent to EUR 30m.
CityLine Canadair Simulator und Training GmbH (CCST) has been part of Lufthansa Flight Training since 1 July 2010. The purchase agreement for the future company Lufthansa Flight Training – CST GmbH was signed on 28 June 2010 in Frankfurt by the shareholders of CCST and Lufthansa Flight Training. CCST is a direct neighbour of Lufthansa Flight Training in Berlin and operates three full-flight simulators for the Canadair Regional Jet, which strengthens its presence in the growing market for regional aircraft.
In view of increasing demand for training services Lufthansa Flight Training has put additional facilities into operation. In Frankfurt the preparation of another simulator hangar with eight simulator bays has been underway since March 2010; by March 2011 nearly all the bays will be occupied. In Munich existing training capacities have been extended by an A320 simulator that will commence operations in the second quarter of 2011.