Airbus and Mexico’s “Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares” (ASA) federal agency have begun the construction of the first training center in Latin America on the campus of ASA’s International Training Facility (CIIASA). The new facility will feature a complete set of equipment for A320 training pilots, including a flight simulator of the A320 Family. The Airbus training services will ensure a smooth entry into service of the aircraft and provide technical support to its customers during the operational life of its Airbus fleet. And by being close to its customers, Airbus is on hand to support their growth, reduce costs and increase the productivity of their flight crews.
With more than 950 aircraft sold and a backlog to nearly 500 aircraft, nearly 600 Airbus aircraft operate today in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the last 10 years, Airbus has tripled its fleet in service, delivering more than 60 percent of the aircraft operating in the region. In May, Airbus celebrated the delivery of the 500th aircraft in Latin America.