The present companies responsible for pilot and cabin crew training within the Lufthansa Group are to be amalgamated into a single organization based at Munich, the Group’s second-biggest hub, the Deutsche Lufthansa AG Executive Board decided yesterday.
The new Munich-based Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH will provide a single management for the two currently largely independent companies of Lufthansa Flight Training and Swiss Aviation Training.
In addition to the overall management of all such training activities, Lufthansa Aviation Training will be responsible for corporate strategy and commercial management. The new company should be established by the end of this year. The aim of these endeavours is to better exploit synergies in a highly competitive market, respond more flexibly to increased customer demands and sustainably improve market position by ensuring a unified market presence.
The new company will be a fully-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Commercial Holding GmbH. And with its customer portfolio of more than 200 airlines and its 12 training facilities, it will be one of the global leaders in the flight training field. The training activities for the various airlines of the Lufthansa Group will continue to be performed at their present locations.