We prepare your Crews for the Airbus A220-100 and A220-300.

Comprehensive training solutions: Flight Training Alliance, a Joint Venture of CAE and Lufthansa Aviation Training, has been selected by Airbus as the sole Authorized Training Provider (ATP) for A220 training worldwide.


Pilots and cabin crews of the Airbus A220-100 and A220-300 models will be trained in order to be ready for the entry-into-service date of the aircrafts in our first full-flight simulator in Frankfurt. 


Further simulator deployments will be decided in accordance with customer demand worldwide.

Best-in-class training quality: with Flight Training Alliance.

The training facilities: Ideal Conditions for Success.

Long-term success is based on certain foundations: To ensure that your crew can train under ideal conditions all Flight Training Alliance facilities are located in the networks of the parent companies and industry leaders LAT and CAE.


The training facilities offer you an excellent infrastructure with outstandingly equipped classrooms. All training facilities are designed to meet all applicable local building codes, applicable regulatory, as well as specific requirements for the geographic area in which they are located, as well as specific conditions associated with the distribution of training material via the Internet (i.e. high-speed wireless capability).

All materials and classrooms are precisely geared towards the needs of Airbus. A WBT/CBT program developed by CSALP for the A220 supports the practical training sessions in a targeted way. Furthermore, we provide you with special business areas at all training locations, with free access to photocopy and fax equipment, wireless Internet access, telephone access, and student lounge or refreshment area.


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Take advantage of our Expertise: with Flight Training Alliance.


The first Full-Flight Simulator of Flight Training Alliance is located in the training facilities of Lufthansa Aviation Training in Frankfurt since August 2016. This state-of-the-art training device is a CAE 7000XR simulator and it was the third A220 FFS deployed worldwide.


The device contains a newly designed Instructor Operator Station (IOS) equipped with two 16:9 monitors. The Airbus A220 differs from other types of aircraft, as all flight control systems are operated completely electrically. This means that the FTA simulator, which is an exact replica of the actual cockpit, requires fewer mechanical components and is more reliable from a technical standpoint.


Level-D approved by the German Aviation Authorities (LBA), FTA works closely with Airbus and the simulator manufacturer CAE ensuring that the training it provides is perfectly tailored to the needs of operators of the A220. This also guarantees that all of its training programs and the evolution of the simulator are on a par with the respective level of aircraft development. 


With the latest update in Summer 2020 the simulator has been qualified according to CS-FSTD(A) Issue 2 standards (UPRT) and offers dual configuration (A220-100 and A220-300):

A220 Full Flight Simulator - Serial Number 2TY3:

A220-300 IPT (FTD)

The IPT (Integrated Procedures Trainer) is a Level-1 qualified Flight Training Device (FTD) A220 400XR model manufactured by CAE Inc. 


Declared ready for training in August 2019, is the perfect tool for realistic procedural training in a three-dimensional spatial environment. 


Serial Number: 118425
Aircraft version: BD-500-1A11 (A220-300)
Qualified as: FTD-1 level.
FSTD Number: DE-2A-006.
Download the latest FTD Qualification Certificate


Flight Training Alliance provides cabin crew and emergency training in the training center of "Lufthansa Aviation Training Switzerland" in Zurich where the state-of-the-art CEET (Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer) is used for A220 training.


Follow this LINK for more information about the LAT CEET device in Switzerland.


The Training Courses: The Right Fit for Your A220 Training Requirements.

We offer a wide range of courses for your A220 Training.

Basic Cockpit Training

Type Rating

Type rating training offers the combination of practical training in the full-flight simulator, theoretical instruction, and Web-/computer-based training. The structure of the course is determined in close cooperation with Airbus.

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Recurrent Training and Checking

The aim of recurrent training and checking is to retain the type rating (LPC) and/or fulfill the respective operator requirements (OPC). All technical and operational topics are individually tailored to meet the requirements of the competent authority and the operator's training manual.

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Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC)

The MCC serves to optimize the teamwork and cooperation of cockpit crews. The emphasis is on teaching interpersonal skills. MCC courses can be booked as a “stand-alone” course or combined with the type rating course.

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Bridge Course

Our bridge training course prepares trainees with limited experience in a modern-glass cockpit with the aim of completing the A220 Type Rating in an appropriate time period.

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Additional Cockpit Training

Instructor Courses

The instructor courses of FTA are designed to fit the background and experience of the pilots with the operational needs and privileges to become a qualified Instructor in the A220-100/300 Aircraft Type (BD-500). The Instructor course of FTA has been developed in accordance to EASA regulations. Other Non-EASA Civil Aviation Authorities could have different regulations. 

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All Weather Operations (AWO)

Participants acquire flight approach certification under CAT II or CAT III weather conditions. Central components are multilevel practical training in a full-flight simulator and e-learning courses. Additional content: system basics, normal and abnormal procedures.

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Head-Up Guidance System (HUD/HGS)

A head-up guidance system (HUD/HGS) displays flight data within the pilot's field of vision. This system will be available upon customer request on the Airbus A220. If selected, the pilots will be familiarized with this course during the Type Rating to operate this sytem. Should the operator require additional HUD/HGS knowledge for the pilots, an extensive (stand alone) training is also available

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Zero Flight Time Landing Training (ZFTT)

The ZFTT FFS mission shall be performed after a type rating skill test and it is exclusively dedicated to landing training and qualifies the pilot to avoid base training (take offs and landings in an aircraft)


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Additional Training

Dispatcher Training

Well-trained flight dispatchers are responsible for ensuring an airline’s commercial success by overseeing smooth, safe, economical and punctual flight operations. The flight dispatcher course provides the knowledge and skills required for A220-specific dispatch of the aircraft, including general aircraft system knowledge, use of MEL/CDL/performance calculations and weight and balance operations.

This course is based on instructor-led, on-site training, comprising typical classroom lessons with presentations of the instructor at one of the ATP’s training centers in Europe or at other worldwide locations upon request and mutual agreement between Airbus, the customer and Flight Training Alliance.

The course is designed as conversion training and requires flight dispatchers with completed initial training. It will comprise the following training topics:

•    Aircraft limitations
•    Main aircraft systems
•    Aircraft documentation
•    Flight planning and performance
•    Weight and balance

The dispatcher training is a three-day course, consisting of theoretical instruction and several case studies.

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A220 Cabin Type Specific Training

The A220 Cabin Type Specific training makes your Flight Attendant crew fit to fly on this new aircraft.

This 2-days course consists of emergency procedures and regulations to qualify the cabin crew in the understanding of the procedures and the performance of their duties in an emergency. The training combines a balanced content of theoretical and practical sessions and is designed as training for experienced cabin crews.

It’s based on the idea of fundamental theory, established in the classroom, supported with the e-learning tools developed by Airbus. Practice is delivered the state of the art Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer (CEET) where, from simple door training to complex procedure training, the crews will be readied for any scenario on board the new A220.

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A220 Maintenance Training

Are you interested in maintenance training for the A220? Our sister company Lufthansa Technical Training is the global Authorized Training Provider in this area.

Lufthansa Technical Training - A220