From left to right: Alexandre Prevost, Vice President Business Aviation and Helicopter Training, CAE Nick Leontidis, Group President Civil Aviation Training Solutions, CAE Anthony Cox, Vice President Customer Support, Bombardier Capt Bader Al Marzooqi, Vice President Flight Training, Flight Ops, Emirates Chris Davey, Regional Vice President, Service Sales – International, Bombardier Nimrod Meuleman, Managing Director, Emirates CAE Flight Training LLC

CAE announced today at the 2021 Dubai Airshow that it is expanding its pilot training capacity in the Middle East. Through its Authorized Training Provider (ATP) agreement with Bombardier, CAE will deploy a new Bombardier Global 6500* full-flight simulator (FFS) to the Emirates-CAE Flight Training Centre (ECFT) in Dubai.

“While travellers help fuel the recovery of the industry, as the training partner of choice, we place great importance on supporting the increasing training needs of business aviation pilots and operators across the globe,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “A first outside of America, the brand new CAE Global 6500* FFS will heighten the pilot training experience in the Middle East and help strengthen business aviation pilots’ skills.”

“As aviation rebuilds, we continue to provide the latest training experience in the region and we are proud to add Bombardier’s new Global 6500 aircraft in the Middle East with our training partner CAE,” said Steve Allen, Executive Vice President at Emirates Group. “This addition will better serve the operators in the region with CAE’s cutting edge technology.”

“We are proud to collaborate with our training partner CAE. The Bombardier Global 6500 business jet is the newest member of the Global family, offering additional range, a smooth ride, and a second-to-none cabin experience — all built from the same winning DNA that sets Global business jets apart,” said Anthony Cox, Vice President, Customer Support, Bombardier. “Just as our customers enjoy high reliability from their Global 6500 aircraft, they can continue to expect a world-class training experience, and we are happy to unite them with CAE’s top-of-the-line pilot training know-how and advanced technology in the Middle East.”  

The brand-new CAE Bombardier Global 6500* business jet FFS will be ready for training in 2023 at the ECFT centre in Al Garhoud, Dubai. This will be CAE’s second Bombardier Global 6500* FFS as part of its current ATP agreement with Bombardier. CAE already offers Global 6500* aircraft training at CAE’s Montreal training centre.

*Bombardier and Global 6500 are registered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries

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