Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) announced today at the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show two new customized pilot training programs at the Dubai centre with a middle eastern charter service and an African airline. The training programs include simulation-based pilot training for Airbus, Bombardier, and Hawker Beechcraft aircraft platforms.

Executive Aircraft Services

Executive Aircraft Services (EAS) has signed a new contract for pilot training on the Bombardier Global Express. ECFT installed a new CAE 7000 Series full-flight simulator for the Global Express in April. EAS also trains with ECFT on the Hawker Beechcraft HS125 and with CAE on the Bombardier Challenger 300. EAS is one of the foremost providers of personal air services in the Middle East. They are based at Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon. www.fly-executive.com.

Senegal Airlines

Senegal Airlines, the new national carrier of the West African nation, has begun training pilots for their Airbus A320 fleet at ECFT. The airline plans to launch service in early 2011 from Dakar-Yoff-Leopold Sedar Sengher International Airport.

"We are excited to expand our relationship with EAS and to welcome new customer Senegal Airlines to Emirates-CAE Flight Training's diverse and growing client base," said Camille Mariamo, Managing Director, ECFT. "Our cost-effective, best-in-class training programs for commercial aircraft, business aviation and helicopter operators allow our clients to customize training services in an environment that maximizes efficiency and safety."

AboutEmirates-CAE Flight Training

ECFT is jointly operated by the Emirates Group and CAE and is located close to Dubai International Airport. Approved by EASA / JAA, the FAA and the UAE GCAA, the facility offers full-flight simulator training to aircraft operators in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.

About Emirates Group

The Emirates Group is a global organisation with manifold business interests in the aviation, travel, tourism and leisure industries. Employing more than 50,000 people across its 50 business units and associated firms, it is one of the biggest employers in the region and offers specialist services spanning almost every aspect of the market. With a fleet of 153 modern, wide-bodied aircraft, and a new plane arriving roughly every four weeks, the airline currently flies to 109 destinations in six continents from its international hub of Dubai. www.ekgroup.com

About CAE

CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1.5 billion, CAE employs more than 7,500 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in more than 20 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 29 civil aviation and military training centres, we train more than 75,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and simulation software to various market segments and, through CAE's professional services division, we assist customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs. www.cae.com

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