Airbus opens new training center in South America
The European manufacturer announced today that in partnership with Chilean airline SKY, it has opened its new training center in Santiago, Chile, becoming the fourth in Latin America.
The Airbus Chile Training Center (ACTC, acronym for Airbus Chile Training Center) is located at the Airbus Chile facilities at Tobalaba Airfield in Santiago.
According to our Brazilian media partner Aeroin, the 1,700 square meter facility provides training for Airbus aircraft operators in Chile and has capacity for a full set of A320 pilot training equipment, with a capacity of 1 800 students per year.
“With the inauguration of the Airbus Training Center, Chile consolidates its relevant position in the Latin American aeronautics market. Having state-of-the-art simulators for the training of 1,800 pilots per year will enable us to transform our country into a center that generates highly qualified personnel to cope with the gradual increase in demand for pilots that is forecast for Latin America. in the coming years, ”said Gloria Hutt, Minister of Transport and Telecommunications.
SKY, a low-cost airline entirely composed of Airbus based in Chile and Peru, has chosen the company as its flight training provider in 2019, with the objective of offering the best safety conditions to its passengers.
The center was inaugurated in the presence of the Chilean Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt, as well as the CEO of SKY Holger Paulmann and Arturo Barreira, President of Airbus in Latin America and the Caribbean.
With the gradual increase in air traffic in Latin America, Airbus expects more than 5,500 pilots to be trained in the region over the next few years, so the new training center will support the current and future growth of Airlines companies.
The ACTC is part of the Airbus flight training network, with 20 centers around the world. This extensive and growing global network enables the aerospace company to offer a complete flight training package, allowing customers to benefit from its know-how as close as possible to their home base.
Airbus has sold over 1,100 aircraft and has a global order book of around 430 orders, in addition to more than 685 aircraft in service across Latin America and the Caribbean, accounting for nearly 60% of the market share of the fleet in service in the region. Since 1994, the company has received approximately 70% of the region’s net orders.