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Austrian announces inauguration of Vienna Aviation Campus

19th September 2008 Print
The newly constructed training centre, where all training facilities currently spread out over several sites will be combined at one location, is the third and final complex of the “Vienna Aviation Campus”, which was formally opened today. The training building provides a connection between the simulator centre of Lufthansa Flight Training and the already existent Flight Safety and Security Center (mock-up hall) of Austrian Airlines.

Commercial, technical, flight attendant and pilot training facilities are now located at the technical base in the central area of the airport premises. Through the new training centre, existing training procedures will be improved in many respects, which will result in a significant increase in the quality of training while simultaneously decreasing the costs of training sessions; because of, for example, decreased walking times, shortened training days, synergies in the utilisation of rooms and compacting of training activities. As a result of this higher concentration of training activities at one location, the external marketing of Austrian Airlines training offers are given a significant competitive advantage.

CEO of Austrian Airlines, Alfred Ötsch, remarks as follows: “The new Austrian training centre brings not only an economic improvement regarding the training procedures, but is also an expression of our appreciation of Austrian Airlines staff, who have made this product possible and represent it.

“With this new educational facility, not only do we offer our colleagues first-class training and further-training opportunities, but we will also use this facility to market our core themes of service and customer service to external companies in the form of customised training sessions. On this campus, we can train all our staff at a single location – and this is unique in Europe – which is also necessary for the safe, commercially viable and high-quality operation of an airline.”

Managing Director of Lufthansa Flight Training Vienna, Christian Korherr, adds: “We are looking forward to this new simulator, which will be ready for training by the end of September. It is a symbol of our good collaboration and places further confidence in Vienna as a site for aviation.”