CAE Simfinity™ Virtual Maintenance Trainer
CAE’s Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT) integrates theory with practical skills, and delivers a high-fidelity immersive simulation of aircraft systems. A laptop / desktop training system, CAE’s VMT provides a learning environment for aircraft maintenance technicians to gain practical experience of aircraft systems and maintenance tasks. Maintenance technicians can train on their own or in the classroom by performing normal and abnormal maintenance procedures. The CAE VMT combines line-replaceable unit (LRU) and component location modules to provide a "virtual aircraft" for systems familiarization, maintenance procedural training, and troubleshooting. Web-access to the simulation software allows training anytime and anywhere for review, refresher, and recurrent training.
In recent years, CAE has designed and delivered Simfinity-based courseware and virtual maintenance trainers (VMT) for the Australian Army’s Black Hawk maintenance personnel; an A400M cockpit maintenance operation simulator (CMOS) to support maintenance technician training for the A400M airlifter; and delivered a comprehensive CC-130J aircraft maintenance technician training solution for the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Hardware-based Maintenance Trainers
CAE’s hardware-based part-task trainers (PTTs) allow maintenance trainees to perform hands-on maintenance diagnostics and testing without having to train on the actual aircraft. When coupled with CAE’s Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT), maintenance technicians can accomplish up to 100 percent of their maintenance training prior to working on the actual platform. With this blended approach to virtual and hands-on maintenance training, hundreds of maintenance tasks can be performed enabling maintenance technicians to be well-prepared when they maintain and support an actual aircraft fleet.