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Lufthansa Aviation Training Center Frankfurt

With its central position in Germany and Europe, the Frankfurt airport is not only a major international aviation hub, but also the home base of Lufthansa and Lufthansa Aviation Training. The Lufthansa Aviation Training Center is located just steps from the airport and has a flight attendant school, emergency training area and an impressive cockpit simulator fleet: over 20 full flight simulators for approximately 12 different aircraft types are used here to educate and train airline pilots.

In Frankfurt you can choose between short and medium haul (Airbus A220, Airbus A320, Boeing 737), long haul aircraft simulators (Airbus A330, Airbus 340, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 747-8, Boeing 757/767, Boeing 777, MD-11) as well as the Airbus A380.

The Airbus A220 (Bombardier C Series) belongs to an aircraft family of the Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier, which is a part of Airbus.
Thanks to state-of-the-art technologies for engines, systems and materials, the A220 (C Series) is currently regarded as the most innovative aircraft combined with fly-by-wire control known from Airbus using sidesticks.
Fuselage diameter and range of the A220 (C Series) correspond to a standard medium-haul aircraft, however, the A220 (C Series) is optimized for smaller passenger numbers and is thus about 15% more economical compared to Airbus A320 or Boeing 737 in flight operations.
The entry into the commercial flight operations was planned for autumn 2014, but took place only on 15 July 2016 with a CS100 of Swiss.

Fly the C Series flight simulator in Frankfurt.


Technical data (example A220):

Length 35 m Max. take-off weight 60.800 kg
Heigth 11,50 m Max. take-off thrust 2 x 103 kN
Wingspan 35,10 m Max. range 5.470 km
Fuselage diameter 3,70 m Max. landing weight 52.400 kg

The first A320 was delivered in 1988 and was known as the first civilian aircraft to pioneer the revolutionary digital fly-by-wire control systems. Initially dismissed as the "Atari Plane," the majority of pilots were soon convinced of the need for automation in many of the monitoring functions. The Airbus A320 Family also includes two shorter A318 and A319 models and the long A321 version. All have a standard fuselage with six passenger seats per row and a center aisle.

Fly the Airbus A320 full flight simulator in Frankfurt, Munich, Essen, Berlin or Vienna.


Technical data:

Length 37,57 m Max. take-off weight 77.000 kg
Heigth 11,75 m Max. take-off thrust 2 x 118 kN
Wingspan 34,10 m Max. range 5.700 km
Fuselage diameter 3,96 m Max. landing weight 64.500 kg

The Airbus A330 first lifted off in 1992. The twin-engine long haul aircraft offers standard seating for up to 300 passengers and has a range of over 10,000 kilometers. The A330 is the sister model of the A340, which has two more engines than the A330. While the four-engine A340, with its larger tanks, operates more frequently on full-fledged long distances, the A330 is increasingly common on medium haul routes. By March 2013, almost 1,000 A330s were delivered, most of which are still in operation.

Fly the Airbus A330 full flight simulator in Frankfurt, Essen and Munich.


Technical Data (on the Airbus A330-300 model):

Length 63,70 m Max. take-off weight 233.000 kg
Height 16,90 m Max. take-off thrust 12.500 m
Wingspan 60,30 m Max. range 10.000 km
Fuselage diameter 5,64 m Max. landing weight 187.000 kg

The Airbus A340 is the first long haul Airbus aircraft with four engines. Since its first flight in 1991, the A340 has experienced a number of successful developments and numerous configurations. After several fuselage extensions and with more powerful engines, the A340-600 was born, which until recently was the world's longest commercial aircraft. With standard seating it can transport up to 380 passengers. Its optimized fuselage diameter also means quick boarding and disembarking times via two passenger aisles.

Fly the Airbus A340 full flight simulator in Frankfurt or Munich.


Technical data (on the Airbus A340-600 model):

Length 75,30 m Max. take-off weight 368.000 kg
Height 17,80 m Max. Startschub 4 x 249 kN
Wingspan 63,45 m Max. range 13.900 km
Fuselage diameter 5,64 m Max. landing weight 259.000 kg

The Boeing 747’s first flight was in 1969 and since then it has been one of the most well-known and widely used aircrafts. Since its development, it was by far the largest passenger aircraft in the world and led to the introduction of the term "jumbo jet". Even today, the silhouette of the imposing 747 is unique, but their high elevated cockpit is only designed for two pilots. The responsibilities of the flight engineer have subsequently been taken over by the captain, co-pilot and the automated systems. The name has also changed from B747 to B747-400.

For flights lasting over 9 hours of scheduled flying time, the jumbo jet was flown by three alternating pilots, the captain, the senior first officer and the co-pilot.

Fly the Boeing 747 full flight simulator exclusively in Frankfurt.


Technical data

Length 70,60 m Max. take-off weight 396.890 kg
Height 19,40 m Max. Startschub 4 x 276,2 kN
Wingspan 64,40 m Max. range 13.450 km
Fuselage diameter 6,1 m x 7,85 m Max. landing weight 295.740 kg

The latest addition to the Boeing 747 family is the imposing 747-800, the longest passenger aircraft in the world measuring over 76 meters in length. The first delivery was made in May 2012 to Lufthansa, the launching customer, who have ordered a total of 15 Boeing 747-800s with its distinct scalloped engines. The 747-800 has state-of-the-art wings and the most-powerful, yet fuel-efficient engines. The interior of the cabin has been completely renovated based on the latest research and knowledge.

Of the 747-800s, there is a passenger (747-800I-Intercontinental) and a cargo (747-800F Freighter) variety.

Fly the Boeing 747-800 full flight simulator exclusively in Frankfurt.


Technical data (on the Boeing 747-400 model)

Length 76,25 m Max. take-off weight 448.000 kg
Height 19,40 m Max. Startschub 4 x 296 kN
Wingspan 68,45 m Max. range 14.800 km (800l) 8.130 km (800F)
Fuselage diameter 6,1 m x 7,85 m Max. landing weight 343.000 kg

The Boeing 767 is the first twin-engine long haul aircraft from U.S. manufacturer Boeing and took its maiden flight in 1981. It shares many of the same components with the similarly advanced Boeing 757, so pilots can fly both aircrafts without limitations with appropriate certification. Both Boeings have the advantage of being low on fuel consumption and high on travel comfort compared to similarly classed aircrafts. Together, these two aircrafts have been very successful to date.

Fly the Boeing 767 full flight simulator in Frankfurt.


Technical data (on the Boeing 767-300 model):

Length 54,90 m Max. take-off weight 186.880 kg
Height 15,80 m Max. Startschub 2 x 276 kN
Wingspan 47,60 m Max. range 11.306 km
Fuselage diameter 5,03 x 5,41 m Max. landing weight 136.078 kg

The Boeing 777, also known as the "Triple Seven" has been in operation since 1995 and is the largest twin-engine commercial aircraft in the world to this day. The 777 is the first Boeing which used the fly-by-wire control. It tricks the pilots in the cockpit with the typical Boeing "steering wheel"; however the control commands are actually digitally converted underneath the floor. The Boeing 777-200LR holds the record as an ultra long haul with nearly 17,500 kilometers.

Fly the Boeing 777 full flight simulator in Berlin and Frankfurt.


Technical data (on the Boeing 777-300 model):

Length 73,90 m Max. take-off weight 351.534 kg
Height 18,60 m Max. Startschub 2 x 512 kN
Wingspan 64,80 m Max. range 14.594 km
Fuselage diameter 6,20 m Max. landing weight 251.000 kg

The MD-11 is a three-engine wide-body long haul aircraft from U.S. aircraft manufacturer McDonnell Douglas, which merged with Boeing in 1997. It was conceived as a successor for the legendary DC-10. From a pilot's point of view, the MD-11 is a very demanding machine to fly. Not only are the landing and take off speeds unusually fast, also the entire flight performance requires highly skilled pilots.

Fly the MD-11 full flight simulator in Frankfurt.


Technical data (on the MD-11F model):

Length 61,60 m Max. take-off weight 285.990 kg
Height 17,60 m Max. Startschub 3 x 273,6 kN
Wingspan 51,97 m Max. range 7.242 km
Fuselage diameter 6,02 m Max. landing weight 213.869 kg

Technical data (on the Airbus A380-600 model):

Length 72,30 m Max. take-off weight 560.000 kg
Height 24,10 m Max. take-off thrust 4 x 318 kN
Wingspan 79,80 m Max. range 15.000 km
Fuselage diameter 7,14 m x 8,40 m Max. landing weight 385.000 kg

Where to find us:
Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH
Airportring, Tor 24, Gebäude 391 und 392
60549 Frankfurt/Main

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+49 (0)421 24 133-20

Jens Katenkamp Jens Katenkamp

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