The flight schools of the Lufthansa Group in Germany, Switzerland, and the United States are combining their activities under the European Flight Academy (EFA) umbrella.
EFA will offer standardized pilot training of consistently high quality at competitive prices. Training is carried out at the existing flight schools Lufthansa Flight Training Pilot School (VFS) Bremen, Airline Training Center Arizona (ATCA), Pilot Training Network (PTN), and Swiss Aviation Training (SAT).
For the time being, new training courses in Germany will only begin at PTN, which will also take over training for a portion of the pilots of the Lufthansa Group from now on. For this purpose, the selection process, training course, and the qualification system of PTN will be adapted to that of the Lufthansa Group. New training courses at VFS Bremen can be resumed once the collective bargaining terms have been settled.
From now on, graduates of the EFA flight schools will receive an airline license that meets the requirements of the Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL). In order to ensure high-quality training with optimal economic efficiency, EFA is also investing in the modernization and expansion of its current fleet of training aircraft as well as modern training methods.