Austrian Airlines – New Member – “at the very heart of Europe”

Austria has a long aviation history, having established the world’s first regular international air connection on 1 April 1918, when it opened its route between Vienna and Kiev. Initially, this served to transport post and in July 1918, the line from Vienna to Budapest was also opened.

More recently, and with respect to training, in September 2008, Austrian opened the “Vienna Aviation Campus”. The newly constructed training centre combines training facilities for every aspect of airline operation in one location.

Dr. Wolfgang Schoerbel is the Director of Technical Training and gives us a brief introduction to Austrian’s training capabilities.

“As an approved Part-147 Maintenance Training Organisation our goal is to provide the highest degree of job-orientated training in the industry. We achieve this by a unique combination of the following elements:

Under one roof we have access to all resources of an airline operator and Part-145 maintenance organisation.

Our practical training is on aircraft with hands-on elements and conducted by instructors who also work as current certifying staff in our Part-145 organisation

Our state-of-the-art training facilities are within walking distance of the maintenance hangars, so that we can easily conduct aircraft visits during theory training.

Based on our extensive experience and the broad spectrum of our resources we also develop or customize training to meet our customers’ special needs.

We are very pleased to be amongst the training experts of the EAMTC.”

You can see Austrian’s training centre at

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