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This excerpt taken from the LFL 20-F filed Jun 25, 2009.

Training

Some of our populations, such as the flight operations, maintenance and customer ground operations personnel undergo training when they join the Company and throughout their employment with us. We invested US$7.1 million in 2006, US$8.0 in 2007 and US$12.5 million in 2008. We generally recruit our pilots from the Academia de Ciencias Aeronáuticas (at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María), aeroclubs and the armed forces. Before being promoted to the position of captain, first officers must have logged at least 4,000 flight hours and received the approval of a special pilots’ committee. We provide ground-school training in Santiago, as well as in Lima and Quito for our Peruvian and Ecuadorian crews. We maintain an agreement with CAE (a Canadian firm specializing in flight simulators and training centers) to develop a pilot training center in Santiago de Chile. This training center includes 2 Airbus A320 and 1 Boeing 767 Full Flight simulators plus 1 MFTD A320/340 simulator. Our pilot staff also receives simulator training at sites in the United States and Brazil.

Our pilots are rated for only one aircraft type by local aeronautical authorities, and they are not cross-qualified between two or more aircraft types. Chilean regulations require pilots to be licensed as commercial pilots for a first officer position and as an airline transport pilot for a captain position, with specific type, function and special ratings for each aircraft to be flown, and to be medically certified as physically fit. Licenses and medical

 

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certifications are subject to periodic reevaluation, including flight simulator recurrent training, ground recurrent training, annual emergency procedures training, safety and security training and recent flying experience. Our pilots receive a variety of training, such as lectures, simulations and gaming and computer based training. Cabin crew must have initial and periodic competency fitness training.

Aircraft mechanics and maintenance supervisory personnel must be licensed by the DGAC and other corresponding authorities in other countries in which we operate. We train our technicians (Mechanics, Specialists, Inspectors and Maintenance Supervisors) in all programs required by both local authority (DGAC) and international authorities and aviation associations, such as the FAA, the European Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA”), IATA rules and regulations, those required by aircraft manufacturers and the training needs that we identify during our annual reviews. The program of study contains initial and continuing training. Initial training is level III ATA SPEC 104 and lasts forty to fifty days depending on the aircraft types and continuing training lasts up to five to six days.

During 2008, we continued training sales and administrative personnel in areas such as service and sales quality. We also continued delivering learning programs to develop leadership skills and others with different methodologies including e-learning.

This excerpt taken from the LFL 20-F filed Jun 25, 2008.

Training

Some of our populations, such as the flight operations, maintenance and customer ground operations personnel undergo training when they join the Company and throughout their employment with us. We invested US$6.3 million in training in 2005, US$7.1 million in 2006 and US$8.0 in 2007. We generally recruit our pilots from the Academia de Ciencias Aeronáuticas (at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María), aeroclubs and the armed forces. Before being promoted to the position of captain, first officers must have logged at least 4,000 flight hours and received the approval of a special pilots’ committee. We provide ground-school training in Santiago, as well as in Lima and Quito for our Peruvian and Ecuadorian crews. We maintain an agreement with CAE (a Canadian firm specializing in flight simulators and training centers) to develop a pilot training center in Santiago de Chile. This training center includes two Airbus A320 and one Boeing 767 Full Flight simulators plus one MFTD A320/340 simulator. Our pilot staff also receives simulator training at sites in the United States and Brazil.

Our pilots are rated for only one aircraft type by local aeronautical authorities, and they are not cross-qualified between two or more aircraft types. Chilean regulations require pilots to be licensed as commercial pilots for a first officer position and as an airline transport pilot for a captain position, with specific type, function and special ratings for each aircraft to be flown, and to be medically certified as physically fit. Licenses and medical certifications are subject to periodic reevaluation, including flight simulator recurrent training, ground recurrent training, annual emergency procedures training, safety and security training and recent flying experience. Our pilots receive a variety of training, such as lectures, simulations and gaming and computer based training. Cabin crew must have initial and periodic competency fitness training.

Aircraft mechanics and maintenance supervisory personnel must be licensed by the DGAC and other corresponding authorities in other countries in which we operate. We train our technicians (Mechanics, Specialists, Inspectors and Maintenance Supervisors) in all programs required by both local authority (DGAC) and international authorities and aviation associations, such as the FAA, EASA, IATA rules and regulations, those required by aircraft manufacturers and the training needs that we identify during our annual reviews. The program of study contains initial and continuing training. Initial training is level III ATA SPEC 104 and lasts 40 to 50 days depending on the aircraft types and continuing training lasts up to five to six days.

In December 1997, Lan Airlines and Lufthansa Technical Training GmbH created Lufthansa Lan Airlines Technical Training S.A. in Santiago to provide ourselves and third parties with technical training services and amenities, primarily for mechanics.

During 2007, we continued training sales and administrative personnel in areas such as service and sales quality. We also continued delivering learning programs to develop leadership skills and others with different methodologies including e-learning.

 

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