CAE announced today at the World Aviation Training Symposium (WATS) that in response to increased pilot training demand, it is expanding its training capacity for airlines in the Americas.

“CAE has steadily increased its commercial aviation training footprint in the Americas to support our airline partners’ growing pilot training needs,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “We will be expanding our training network in the Americas with the addition of more than 15 simulators for a total of over 50 full flight simulators in the region by the end of 2019, that’s a 35% training capacity growth in three years.”

CAE’s strategic partnerships with airlines across the region and its commitment to regional customers paved the way to a new training centre in Bogota, Colombia in 2019 and two additional US training centres in Minneapolis and Phoenix in 2017. 

CAE deployed new state-of-the-art CAE-built Airbus A320 NEO full-flight simulators in CAE Montreal, CAE Bogota, CAE Mexico and in CAE Santiago. In addition, CAE will be deploying a Bombardier CRJ900 at CAE Minneapolis, an Embraer E170 at CAE Phoenix and a Boeing 787 at CAE Bogota.

About CAE’s Americas training network

With these training equipment additions, CAE offers pilot training capacity for commercial aviation on Airbus A310, A320, A330/340, A350; ATR 42/72; Boeing 737, 767, 777, 787; Bombardier CRJ 100/200, CRJ 700, CRJ 900, Q100, Q300, Q400; Dornier Do328TP; and Embraer E170/175, E190/195, ERJ145 platforms across its network in the Americas including Dallas, Minneapolis and Phoenix in United States; Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver in Canada; Bogota in Colombia, Santiago in Chile; Sao Paulo in Brazil; Toluca in Mexico; and Lima in Peru.

About CAE

CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a record of more than 70 years of industry firsts, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defense force readiness and enhance patient safety. We have the broadest global presence in the industry, with over 9,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, we train more than 220,000 civil and defense crewmembers, including more than 135,000 pilots, and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide.

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