Lufthansa is expanding its Berlin flight training centre by buying two full-flight simulators with visual systems from Canada's CAE Electronics.

CityLine Simulator and Training Berlin will take delivery of Europe's first Bombardier CRJ-700 regional jet simulator by the end of next year, while Lufthansa Simulator Centre is acquiring a Boeing 737-300 device. The two organisations share a building at Berlin Schönefeld Airport.

Lufthansa says the contracts are together valued at "well over" DM40 million ($22 million). In addition, the German flag carrier has awarded the Canadian company a C$11 million ($7.4 million) contract to upgrade host computers and instructor stations on 10 CAE-built simulators at its flight training centres in Berlin, Bremen and Frankfurt.

Lufthansa Technical Training, meanwhile, has opened an aviation maintenance training school in Taipei, in partnership with Taiwan's China Institute of Technology.

Source: Flight International