Chile-based Lufthansa LAN Technical Training is looking towards Brazil and Mexico in its ambitions to expand its Latin American operations

Lufthansa’s technical training arm plans to expand its South American operation, currently based in Santiago, Chile. It claims its training centre there offers some of the most advanced maintenance instruction available.

The aircraft maintenance training centre was founded in 1998 as Lufthansa LAN Technical Training (LLTT), a joint venture between Lufthansa Technical Training of Germany and Chilean airline LAN.

LLTT offers training and consultancy services all over Latin America, providing the ultimate and most modern training equipment, all in accordance with international standards and regulations.

“Our objective is to offer the highest level of instruction to the Latin American aviation market, making use of the demonstrated quality and experience of the two joint venture partners. LLTT is capable of offering an integral service of developed training solutions for technical, as well as for administrative personnel and management,” says managing director Holger Beck.

“A modern and advanced training centre enables students to achieve a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge in every area within the complex tasks of aviation maintenance. Our in­­struc­tion materials are continuously up­dat­ed and enhanced in accordance with international regulations, bringing the best out of the students. We have computer-bas­ed training rooms and cockpit maintenance operation simulators. Furthermore, we combine classroom training with practical training due to the unlimited access to LAN’s modern fleet. This method is called ‘blended training’.”

LLTT’s 14 instructors not only have wide aeronautical experience, but are part of Lufthansa Technical Training’s network, which has 170 instructors and sales of $55 million a year. In Chile, 1,800 training days are held annually, with an average of 850 participants – 45% of those courses are taught in Chile and 55% in other countries of the region.

Until now, LLTT has run courses for several operators in Latin America, Europe and Asia, including Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeroflot-Russian Airlines, Enaer, KLM, Sibir, VEM and its primary client, the LAN Group.

In the short- and medium-term, LLTT plans to enter the Brazilian and Mexican markets, which represent 65% of the aviation business in Latin America.

“On a long-term basis, we are also thinking of entering the Caribbean market”, says Beck.


Source: Flight International