CAE Boeing 737 MAX full-flight simulator
CAE Boeing 737 MAX full-flight simulator

Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT), the joint venture between Emirates and CAE, announced today at the 2021 Dubai Airshow that it is expanding its pilot training capacity in Dubai. ECFT will deploy a second CAE 7000XR Series Boeing 737 MAX full-flight simulator (FFS) by the end of 2022 to support flydubai’s future fleet growth.

“To meet flydubai’s growth plans, we continue to elevate our customer offerings and expand our training programs,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “We pride ourselves in developing high-technology training solutions and in providing customers a great experience with convenient training programs available near them. As their training partner of choice, we look forward to continuing to support flydubai and other customers in the region.”

“flydubai and CAE have had a successful and longstanding relationship over the past decade,” said  Capt. Abdullah Alriyami, Senior Vice President, Crew Training at flydubai. “The deployment of the new full-flight simulator will further support our training needs as we take delivery of more Boeing 737 MAX aircraft over the next few years. We look forward to continue to work closely with CAE and benefit from these comprehensive training solutions.”

CAE offers Boeing 737 MAX training at training centres located in Toronto, Dallas, Amsterdam, Iceland, Dubai and Singapore.

About CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulator

The CAE 7000XR Series FFS is the latest evolution of CAE's industry benchmark FFS. Designed in collaboration with our customers, the CAE 7000XR Series sets a new standard in level D FFS. Leveraging the latest advancements in technology and training capabilities, the CAE 7000XR Series is designed to optimize life-cycle costs for our customers and to address new and future training requirements. Enhanced features include the CAE Tropos™ 6000XR visual system for extreme visual realism, next-generation instructor office, upset prevention recovery training, as well as lower ownership costs and increased reliability.

About CAE

CAE is a high technology company, at the leading edge of digital immersion, providing solutions to make the world a safer place. Backed by a record of more than 70 years of industry firsts, we continue to reimagine the customer experience and revolutionize training and operational support solutions in civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare. We are the partner of choice to customers worldwide who operate in complex, high-stakes and largely regulated environments, where successful outcomes are critical. As testament to our customers’ ongoing needs for our solutions, over 60 percent of CAE’s revenue is recurring in nature. We have the broadest global presence in our industry, with more than 11,000 employees, 180 sites, and training locations in over 35 countries.

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations served by a fleet of 54 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.

flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones:

An expanding network: Created a network of more than 95 destinations in 50 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.

Serving underserved markets: Opened more than 70 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai. 

An efficient single fleet-type: Operates a single fleet-type of 55 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 34 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.

Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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