CAE announced today that it has relocated a Boeing 737NG full-flight simulator (FFS) to the Air France training centre located in Orly, France. The FFS recently received qualification and is now ready for training. CAE is installing the simulator in Paris to primarily support the training needs of pilots from Transavia France, a carrier who is part of the Air France- KLM group. The simulator which is part of CAE's global training network will also be used to train pilots from other European and African operators.
"We are very excited to have received qualification for this B737NG simulator. We are now ready to offer pilots from Transavia France localized training, as well as providing a new choice of training locations to pilots form other airlines," said Gilles Compagnion, Deputy Vice President Flight crew Training Department at Air France.
"With the relocation of our simulator, CAE is pleased to work in partnership with Air France in offering Transavia pilots the convenience of local training on the Boeing 737NG aircraft," said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "The ability to serve our customers with convenient and flexible locations through our extensive network of training centres is one of our priorities and one of the many ways we stand apart from our competition."
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 50 locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crewmembers yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 10 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. www.cae.com
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