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Friday, June 13, 2014

Airbus, Volaris Sign Flight Training Deal

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[Aviation Today June 13, 2014] Mexican low cost carrier Volaris has signed a new agreement with Airbus to provide A320 flight simulator training and courses in Miami, Fla., and Mexico for its pilots. Under the agreement, Airbus will provide more than 25,000 flight-training hours for 500 total Volaris pilots. 

The all-Airbus operator has a total fleet of 74 aircraft, including 47 A320 family aircraft. Airbus is currently building a flight training center in Mexico City, which will be its first such facility in Latin America. Volaris pilots are scheduled to begin training there in 2015 when construction is complete. 

“Partnering with Airbus to train our pilots locally will allow us to optimize our operating costs, allowing us to pass the savings on to our clients,” said Enrique Beltranena, Volaris CEO. “The training agreement will offer our crews state-of-the art flight simulator technology in conjunction with experienced Airbus instructors.” 

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