The Panamanian airline has launched the Latin American Academy of Superior Aviation where they will train pilots needed for their operations.
The growth in workforce is accompanied by the addition of new destinations. At the end of this year Copa will open two new routes, but for now it is not known which ones they are.
Robert Katz, director of the Latin American Academy of Superior Aviation (ALAS by its initials in Spanish) said that students will be trained for a period of 12 months and will accumulate 250 flight hours.
Embraer announced the sale to the Central American country of 6 Super Tucano fighter planes, plus 3 primary radars and a command control system, at an estimated cost of more than $170 million.
Although the Brazilian company did not disclose the amount paid by Guatemala, estimates made at the beginning of purchase negotiations last summer point to a minimum of $170 million as the amount of the contract, which includes logistical operational support and training for pilots and mechanics.
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