Lufthansa Aviation Training resumes pilot training. The newly organized Lufthansa flight school EFA starts with 75 places – the Group will double this capacity as early as 2023.
The pandemic caught the Lufthansa flight school in the middle of ramping up - the group pulled the ripcord in March 2020 and stopped all ongoing training. After a two-year break, Lufthansa is getting back into training young pilots with a new training concept. The most important change: "The training at the European Flight Academy will in future only lead to the acquisition of an EASA-certified ATP license," said Lufthansa Aviation Training in a broadcast on Wednesday. Lufthansa gives up the earlier MPL training with operator commitment.
The four-month theoretical training takes place in Bremen or Zurich, the practical part in Goodyear (USA), Grenchen (Switzerland) and Rostock-Laage. According to Lufthansa Aviation Training, graduates of the new program will be given “priority” to vacant cockpit positions within the Lufthansa Group as part of a “campus model” – but the training, which costs at least 105.000 euros, does not guarantee a job at Lufthansa.