Saturday, June 14, 2014
Airbus will provide A320 family flight simulator training and courses to Mexican airline Volaris in Miami and Mexico. It's part of an agreement that includes more than 25,000 flight training hours for 500 pilots. The all-Airbus operator has ordered 74 aircraft to date and operates 47 A320 family aircraft. Training of Volaris pilots has already begun at the Airbus Training Center in Miami, and in 2015 Airbus will provide the airline with flight training in Mexico City. It will be Airbus' first flight training center in Latin America. (Source: Aviation Tribune, 06/13/14) Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala., that will open next year.