LAN Peru and CAE have opened a new training centre for pilots and cabin crew in Lima.

The facility, which currently offers training on a CAE Airbus A320 full-flight simulator, will be able to train more than 1,000 pilots and cabin crew a year. It will soon offer Boeing 767 full-flight simulator training.

LAN Peru and CAE's new facility is located near the Jorge Chavez International airport, close to the Peruvian operations base of the carrier.

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. It also features a mock cockpit trainer for emergency procedures training, classrooms, brief/debrief rooms, e-Learning courseware and integrated procedures trainers.

Glenn Frederick, CAE's executive vice-president, commercial aviation training and services, says: "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."

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news