Bombardier Appoints Authorized Training Providers for CSeries Training Worldwide

  • Flight Training Alliance, the new joint venture between CAE and Lufthansa Flight Training, to provide CSeries pilot and cabin crew training
  • Lufthansa Technical Training also to provide CSeries aircraft maintenance training

Bombardier today announced at the Farnborough International Airshow that it has appointed Flight Training Alliance (FTA), a newly formed joint venture between CAE and Lufthansa Flight Training (LFT), as its exclusive Authorized Training Provider for CSeries aircraft pilot and cabin crew training worldwide. Bombardier also announced Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) as its exclusive Authorized Training Provider for maintenance training on the all-new CSeries aircraft worldwide.

Flight Training Alliance will support Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft entry-into-service by providing comprehensive pilot and cabin crew training to CSeries aircraft customers and operators worldwide. It will leverage and deploy training programs in the CAE and LFT networks and will take advantage of the global networks and instructional delivery from both partners to support customer requirements.

CSeries aircraft operators will have access to the very best in training as FTA combines the strengths – operational expertise, in-depth instructor and courseware development know-how, technology leadership and global reach – of two industry-leading collaborators,” said Michel Ouellette, President, Customer Services and Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace. “Both CAE and LFT are longstanding Bombardier partners and will provide the best training solution for the CSeries aircraft, during the entry-into-service phase and for ongoing support over the aircraft’s life cycle.”

“We are proud to continue to grow our partnership with Bombardier in order to support the CSeries aircraft entry-into-service training program,” said Marc Parent, President and Chief Executive Officer of CAE. “Our joint venture with LFT will provide a best-in-class training solution for the new CSeries aircraft, leveraging the core expertise of two world leaders in simulation and training.”

“By combining the specific strengths of the joint venture partners it is now possible to set new standards in training for our customers worldwide,” said Florian Hamm, Lufthansa Flight Training CEO.

“This additional building block in our growing relationship with Bombardier makes us proud,” said Andreas Kaden, Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Technical Training. “We are convinced our international network of technical training facilities will enable CSeries aircraft operators to build up their technical capabilities. We will support them to ensure the flawless introduction of this new aircraft type in their fleets.”

As Authorized Training Provider for maintenance training for the CSeries aircraft, Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) will be handling worldwide manufacturer type training courses for technical aviation personnel. Through its expertise and its experience as a recognized training provider, LTT will also support Bombardier in the development of EASA-approved courseware.

The first simulator and training program deployments will be ready prior to entry-into-service of the aircraft, starting with the Bombardier training centre in Montréal where CAE has built the world’s first CSeries aircraft simulator. Additional deployments will follow in Europe, North America and Asia. The ATP agreement is subject to anti-trust approval in China.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

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About CAE

CAE is a global leader in providing comprehensive training solutions based on world-leading simulation technology and integrated training services. The company employs 8,000 people at more than 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries. Our vision is to be our customers' Partner of Choice and we take a long-term approach to customer relationships. We offer our civil aviation and defence and security customers a complete range of highly innovative product, service and training centre solutions designed to help them meet their mission critical needs for safety, efficiency and readiness. We provide similar solutions to customers in healthcare and mining. CAE has the largest installed base of civil and military flight simulators, supported by a range of after-sales services, and has been serving the needs of its customers for nearly 70 years. We have the broadest training services network in the world and offer civil aviation, military and helicopter training services in 67 locations worldwide and train more than 120,000 civil and military crewmembers annually.

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About Lufthansa Flight Training

Lufthansa Flight Training GmbH (LFT) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. In addition to Lufthansa itself, more than 200 other airlines now take advantage of the expertise of LFT in areas such as simulator training, emergency and service training and e-learning. In 2013 LFT sold more than 200,000 simulator hours to customers from around the world. On the basis of more than 50 years of training experience gained from the flight operations of a major airline, LFT has been continuously and successfully expanding its wet training activities over the past years. Today, every third of the company’s simulator training customers is purchasing wet training solutions. LFT instructors are among the most experienced in the industry. Each of its more than 250 trainers has on average over 17,000 hours of flight experience, with around 7,000 hours on the type of aircraft that they teach at Lufthansa Flight Training. Further information can be found at

About Lufthansa Technical Training

Lufthansa Technical Training is a leading provider of technical training for employees and management working in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and the broader aerospace industry. LTT offers basic technical training and type-specific advanced training, through to non-specialised technical and non-technical advanced training. LTT has over 50 years of experience and is certified not only by EASA but also numerous other international aviation authorities.

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For Information

Mark Masluch
Bombardier Aerospace

CAE Contacts:

Nathalie Bourque
Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications

Andrew Arnovitz
Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations

Lufthansa Flight Training Contact:
Uta Dressel
Head of Corporate Communications
+49 69 696 73373

Lufthansa Technical Training Contact:  
Ingo Mueller
Head of Corporate Communications
+49 69 696 90 668