CAE announced  today that two of the full-flight simulators it recently built are the first to be qualified under the new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Doc 9625 edition 3 Type VII requirements. This new ICAO document offers the highest level of international qualification criteria and helps simplify the qualification process for simulators.

The two qualified simulators are:

An Airbus A320 full-flight simulator located at the Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence in Singapore, a joint venture owned by CAE and Air Asia. The simulator was qualified in May by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), in accordance with the ICAO Doc 9625 edition 3 requirements .

An Airbus A330 full-flight simulator sold to Singapore Airlines, also qualified to the same level by CAAS in June.

ICAO Doc 9625 edition 3 is the single, global standard for the qualification of all flight simulation training devices, from flight procedures training devices to Type VII full-flight simulators. It supports all pilot licenses including the Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL), as well as all ratings. It provides the basis for simulators to qualify only once under the new international criteria, allowing the eliminations of multiple national qualifications required today and thereby reducing the administrative burden of stakeholders. The technical criteria defined in ICAO Doc 9625 edition 3 provide a higher level of simulation fidelity and support the principles of competency-based training and evidence-based training methodologies.   

"CAE has always been focused on innovation and providing our customers with the most advanced simulators. We are proud that our simulators were the first in the world to achieve qualification through ICAO Doc 9625 edition 3 which is the highest standard for qualification," said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "The new international criteria will contribute to reducing costs for the industry, improving access to flight simulation as well as the quality of training."

About CAE

CAE is a global leader in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defense. The company employs approximately 8,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in approximately 30 countries. CAE offers civil aviation, military, and helicopter training services in more than 45 locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crewmembers yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 11 CAE-operated flight schools.  CAE's business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, integrated enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing. The company applies simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness and solve challenging problems. CAE is leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining.

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