C Series Training: We will prepare your Crews for the C Series.

Comprehensive training solutions: Flight Training Alliance, a CAE Lufthansa Aviation Training Joint Venture, has been selected by Bombardier as the sole Authorized Training Provider (ATP) for C Series training worldwide. Pilots and cabin crews of the Bombardier CS100 and CS300 models will be trained in order to be ready for the entry-into-service date. The first full-flight Simulator is expected to be “ready for training” in Frankfurt, August 2016. Further 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 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 Bombardier. A WBT/CBT program developed by Bombardier for the C Series 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.

Take advantage of our Expertise: with Flight Training Alliance.


The benefits: High-Quality Training for Your Airline’s Success.

  • All training services offered by Flight Training Alliance for the C Series worldwide are designed in close cooperation with Bombardier.
  • The training sessions are conducted by specially trained instructors with comprehensive experience in aviation and teaching.
  • The training facilities offer an infrastructure with classrooms, high-speed Internet for the exchange of data and a library with reference materials for the courses offered.
  • A Web-/computer-based training program developed by Bombardier for the C Series provides specific support for the practical training sessions.

The Training Courses: The Right Fit for Your C Series Training Requirements.

We offer a wide range of courses for your C Series 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 a course is determined in close cooperation with Bombardier.

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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.

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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 less experience for a C Series type rating – with the aim of completing the type rating in an appropriate time period.

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Additional Cockpit Training

Instructor Courses


For pilots holding a C Series type rating aiming to become instructor on this type (TRI or SFI), or for pilots holding a C Series type rating and an instructor rating on an other aircraft type, aiming for an instructor type extension on the C Series.

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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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Extended Twin Operations (ETOPS)


ETOPS rules are based on operational regulations, typically promulgated by EU OPS. During ETOPS training, long-distance air traffic policy and the associated additional rules relating to flight planning and in-flight decision-making are taught.

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Required Navigation Performance/Area Navigation (RNP RNAV)


The course gives a theoretical overview about all aspects of RNAV. Beneath basic area navigation principles, Precision RNAV and RNP RNAV are trained.

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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 Bombardier C Series. The training teaches how to operate this system.

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Zero Flight Time Landing Training (ZFTT)


The ZFTT FFS mission shall be performed after a type rating skill test. The ZFFT FFS mission is exclusively dedicated to landing training and qualifies the pilot to avoid base training.

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Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)


The objective of the UPRT is to help flight crews to acquire the required competencies to prevent or recover from a developing or developed aeroplane upset. Prevention training prepares flight crews to avoid incidents whereas recovery training prepares flight crews to prevent an accident once an upset condition has occurred.

UPRT is required during various AOC holder training events according to EU regulations as of May 2016. The FTA has developed all required training modules in line with ICAO-, IATA-and EU-rules and recommendations. We shall offer UPRT as follows:

- UPRT Trainer Course: This one day theoretical and practical training will qualify your instructors as UPRT-trainers.

- UPRT Theoretical Training: A comprehensive self-learning WBT/CBT program covers all relevant academics. It can be combined with practical training by FTA or can be purchased as "stand alone" product.

- UPRT Practical Training: UPRT modules are integrated into other training courses (e.g. recurrent training or type rating courses). This training is therefore only available as wet Training.

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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 C Series-specific dispatch of the aircraft, including general aircraft system knowledge, use of MEL/CDL/performance calculations, and weight and balance operations.

The 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 Bombardier, 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 courseware will be developed and provided by Bombardier and quality controlled by the Flight Training Alliance. The dispatcher training is a three-day course, consisting of theoretical instruction and several case studies.

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Cabin Training


The C Series Cabin Crew Conversion training makes your crew fit to fly on the brand-new aircraft from Bombardier. It covers all required items for a subsequent conversion as defined by Regulation Air Operations and FAA.

The training 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 and in Web-based training in a daily session on the brand-new CEET where, from simple door training to complex procedure training, the crews will be readied for any scenario on board the new C Series.

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C Series Maintenance Training


Are you interested in maintenance training for the C Series? Lufthansa Technical Training is the global Authorized Training Provider in this area.

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