Lufthansa Selects Cirrus For Pilot Training


Lufthansa Airlines has chosen the SR20 for its primary training airplane, Cirrus announced on Tuesday. Lufthansa Aviation Training has ordered 25 airplanes to lead its ab initio, multi-crew pilot certificate, and other flight-training programs in Goodyear, Arizona. The SR20s will be used to train pilots from many airlines besides Lufthansa, including Swiss Air, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, All Nippon Airways and KLM, as well as the German Air Force. The SR20 cockpit offers advanced navigation and safety systems similar to the systems new pilots will use in the airlines’ fleets, said Todd Simmons, Cirrus president of customer experience.

The integrated Cirrus Perspective+ by Garmin flight deck includes two large flight displays, a flight management system keypad controller, an electronic stability and protection system, plus integrated engine indication and crew alerting/warning systems, all features found on today’s airliners. Delivery of the 25 Cirrus aircraft to LAT will begin in October and is expected to be completed by next February, Cirrus said.