CAE has expanded its training center for pilots
and cabin crew with LAN Airlines, a leading Latin American
The expanded six-bay facility offers twice its previous
capacity and is today one of the most modern and largest training
centers in South America. The expansion represents a total
investment of US$40 million.
The center has two simulators for Airbus A320,
two for Boeing 767-300ER, as well as a three-dimensional (3D)
flat-panel integrated procedures trainer (IPT) for training on
Airbus A320 and A340, two door trainers and two scale models to
train crews in case of an emergency evacuation of the cabin.
The training venue was expanded to provide LAN with increased
capacity to train future pilots. With this expansion, the center
is able to train 4,500 pilots and 3,000 cabin crew per year. Each
simulator will operate 20 hours a day, 365 days a year.
LAN’s Vice President of Services and Operations,
Enrique Elsaca, said "At LAN, we are pleased and proud to train
our pilots using the latest technology offered by CAE simulators.
The flight simulators which are starting operation today are at
the forefront of the industry and allow us to to instruct more
pilots per year, which we see as a priority given the rapid growth
of our fleet and the pace of the global airline industry."
The CAE Santiago facility opened in 2004 and is located
near the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago.
to LAN, the centre provides training for several other airlines in
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