CAE announced today at the Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014) that in response to an increasing training demand it opened a new business aviation training facility, East of the Dallas Forth Worth Airport, called CAE Dallas East. The company also added new pilot training programs to its existing Dallas facility which was already the largest pilot training facility in the world. The combined total training space CAE now offers in Dallas is 486,000 sq. ft. with 40 simulators, 114 classrooms and 80 briefing rooms: the largest training campus in the world.
“This year, we are celebrating 30 years in Dallas with our flagship business aviation training centre, and we are proud to continue its success with the recent expansion of our training campus. Our new Dallas East facility meets increased customer demand and better serves their needs,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation and Training. “We have added three popular programs, the Gulfstream 450/550 and King Air 350 and Legacy to our Dallas campus. Both centres offer customers an easy commute and an excellent experience in and out of the classroom.”
The new 60,000 sq. ft. CAE Dallas East centre was developed with CAE’s prior capital investments and can house up to eight simulators supported by 16 classrooms and 12 briefing rooms. It already offers training for the BBJ (B737NG), Lear 45 and Lear 55, Falcon 10 and Legacy aircraft. The existing Dallas West offers new training programs for Gulfstream 450/550 and King Air 350 with Collins Pro Line 21 cockpit. This is in addition to other training programs for Beechjet, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Gulfstream, Hawker, Lear and Embraer aircraft.
CAE is a global leader in providing comprehensive training solutions based on world-leading simulation technology and integrated training services. The company employs 8,000 people at more than 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries. Our vision is to be our customers' Partner of Choice and we take a long-term approach to customer relationships. We offer our civil aviation and defence and security customers a complete range of highly innovative product, service and training centre solutions designed to help them meet their mission critical needs for safety, efficiency and readiness. We provide similar solutions to customers in healthcare and mining. CAE has the largest installed base of civil and military flight simulators, supported by a range of after-sales services, and has been serving the needs of its customers for nearly 70 years. We have the broadest training services network in the world and offer civil aviation, military and helicopter training services in 67 locations worldwide and train more than 120,000 civil and military crewmembers annually. www.cae.com
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