03 October 2012

LAN Perú and CAE inaugurate new training centre in Lima

Lima, Peru - 03 October 2012 – CAE, a world leader in simulation and training for airlines, inaugurated today with LAN Perú 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 Chávez International Airport, close to the Peruvian operations base of LAN Perú, 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, Félix Moreno Caballero; the Mayor of Callao, Juan Sotomayor Garcia as well as, executives of LAN Airlines and CAE. 

LATAM Airlines Group S.A. is the new name of LAN Airlines S.A., resulting from its partnership with TAM S.A. LATAM Airlines Group S.A. now includes LAN Airlines and its subsidiaries in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador, LAN CARGO and its subsidiaries; as well as TAM S.A. and its subsidiaries TAM Linhas Aéreas S.A, including its business units, TAM Transportes Aéreos Del Mercosur S.A., TAM Airlines (Paraguay) and Multiplus S.A. This partnership will create one of the largest airlines groups in the world in terms of its network of connections, offering passenger transport services to some 150 destinations in 22 countries and cargo services to some 169 destinations in 27 countries, with a fleet of 311 aircraft. In total, LATAM Airlines Group S.A. has more than 52,000 employees and its shares are traded on the Santiago stock exchange and on the stock exchanges of New York as ADRs and Sao Paulo as BDRs. 

CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. The company employs approximately 8,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in approximately 30 countries. CAE offers civil aviation, military, and helicopter training services in more than 45 locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crewmembers yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 11 CAE-operated flight schools. 

Source: CAE