- New CAE 7000XR Series FFS to serve the growing pilot training needs of Cebu Pacific Air and other operators in the region
The CAE-Cebu Pacific joint venture, Philippine Academy for Aviation Training (PAAT), announced today the expansion of its training capacity with the acquisition of a new Airbus A320NEO full-flight simulator. The CAE7000XR Series FFS, equipped with the CAE Tropos™ 6000XR visual system for unprecedented realism, will serve the growing pilot training needs of Cebu Pacific as well as other operators in the region. The new simulator will be deployed at the CAE Clark – PAAT training centre, near Manila, in the first half of 2019.
“Our goal is to bring best-in-class training standards for our pilots and establish a leadership role for continuous learning and development for aviation professionals in the Philippines through PAAT, our joint venture with CAE. As Cebu Pacific continues to expand, so will our corps of pilots. We are delighted to bring in a brand-new additional simulator to raise the bar for comprehensive, innovative training solutions for the Philippine and regional markets,” said Captain Sam Avila, Vice President for Flight Operations, Cebu Pacific.
“Deploying a new Airbus A320NEO FFS with our long-standing partner Cebu Pacific strengthens our offering in the region, and particularly in the Philippines, as the airline continues to grow,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “CAE is committed to delivering comprehensive training solutions to our airline partners around the world to support their ever-growing needs for training.”
Cebu Pacific and CAE inaugurated the PAAT joint venture in 2012. The training centre, located in Clark, Philippines, offers Airbus A320 pilot training to Cebu Pacific Air and other operators in the region. With this deployment, CAE Clark – PAAT will now have a total of three Airbus A320 simulators.
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About Cebu Pacific
Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry. CEB and subsidiary Cebgo fly to 37 domestic and 26 international destinations, with over 108 routes spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA. The CEB network operates flights out of seven strategically placed hubs in the Philippines: Clark, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Kalibo, Cebu, Iloilo and Manila.
CEB boasts of one of the youngest fleets in the world, with a total of 67 aircraft with an average age of 4.8 years. The CEB fleet is comprised of 36 Airbus A320, five Airbus A321CEO (Current Engine Option), and eight Airbus A330; while the Cebgo fleet is composed of eight ATR 72-500, and ten ATR 72-600 aircraft. Between 2018 and 2022, CEB expects delivery of two more Airbus A321 CEO, five A320NEO (New Engine Option), six ATR 72-600, and 32 A321NEO aircraft.
Cebu Pacific has achieved full compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)—considered as the accreditation with the highest standards for safety in the airline industry, joining a roster of 429 airlines worldwide that have strictly complied with the most stringent of international standards governing aviation safety.
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