Posted on: 12 September 2014 by Mark Howells
VivaAerobus, which is currently in the process of converting to an all-Airbus fleet, has chosen ‘Training By Airbus’ to provide simulator training and courses for pilots, maintenance personnel, flight operations engineers and cabin crews in Miami and Monterrey, Mexico.
Full flight training is already available to VivaAerobus pilots in Miami at an Airbus Training Centre which opened in 1999, but by 2016 the airline aims to begin a new satellite training operation at Monterrey’s North International Airport, which is located on the campus of the University of Nuevo León.
The partnership between Airbus and VivaAerobus, which is initially contracted to last ten years, will result in 25,000 hours of flight training for around 750 pilots. It will also see the arrival of a second A320 simulator in Mexico, after Airbus announced plans to open its own training centre in Mexico City by 2015.
President of Airbus Latin America and the Caribbean Rafael Alonso said, “The Airbus Training Centre in Monterrey will build on Miami’s success by bringing our state-of-the-art training services and experienced instructors directly to VivaAerobus, consequently supporting their growth by increasing the productivity of their pilots, engineers, maintenance and cabin crews."