Airbus Training Miami
With its state-of-the-art Miami training center and a network of cooperative sites, Airbus provides a complete range of integrated training solutions throughout the Americas.
These locations provide initial, recurrent, transition and specialty training, which ensures a smooth introduction of Airbus aircraft into airline operation and supports customers as they operate and grow their Airbus fleets.
The training of flight crews, cabin attendants and ground personnel for airline customers in the U.S., Canada and Latin America is coordinated through Airbus’ training center in Miami, Florida – a modern $50 million installation that was the first custom-designed Airbus facility of its type built in the United States.
The Miami facility has seven full-flight simulators – four for the A320 Family and two for the A330/A340, and one for the A350 XWB – all equipped with day/night visual systems, along with seven flight training devices simulating A320, A330/A340 and A350 XWB aircraft.
Miami also has full-scale cabin door and emergency slide trainers, and the center’s 12 state-of-the art computer classrooms are complemented by PC-based system trainers for hands-on training in the free play mode for Airbus’ fly-by-wire aircraft family. A full-scale cabin mockup of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner also is located at the Miami facility.
The 110,000-sq.-ft. Miami training center is staffed by approximately 70 Airbus employees, who work with approximately 2,200 air crew members each year.
In addition, the extensive use of computer-based training technology lends a significant degree of “portability” to Airbus courses, allowing instructors to conduct ground school classes right at the customers’ own locations. This reduces the time away from home for trainees, and lowers their travel costs.
Airbus Training Centre Mexico
In September 2016, Airbus official opened the Airbus Training Centre Mexico – which became the seventh such facility around the world.
This 2,500-square-metre site is strategically located on the campus of ASA’s (Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares) International Training Facility (CIIASA) near the Mexico City International Airport and offers training to Airbus operators in Mexico and throughout Latin America.
The Airbus Training Centre Mexico has capacity for more than 1,000 trainees annually and offers pilot type rating, recurrent and maintenance training for the A320 Family. It houses a full suite of A320 pilot training equipment, including two A320 Family full-flight simulators, and one Airbus pilot trainer flight training device.
Airbus Training Centre Mexico results from an agreement between Airbus and ASA, a Mexican federal agency overseeing the management, operations and development of the country’s airports.