CAE global business aviation training network adds seven simulators in 2009, another six in 2010, plus new civil helicopters

Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) announced today at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) that it will further expand its business aircraft training programs for pilots and maintenance technicians with the addition of a CAE 7000 Series Level D full-flight simulator in Dubai for the Dassault Falcon 900EX and Falcon 2000EX models. The simulator will be ready for training in the first quarter of 2011.

The addition of the Falcon 900EX/2000EX follows the regulatory qualification in April of an FFS for the Bombardier Global Express aircraft.

"CAE and our joint venture partners continue to address the evolving pilot and technical training needs of corporate and business aircraft operators around the world at high-quality training centres that are convenient to our customers," said Jeff Roberts, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "CAE's global network of training centres in five regions enables business aviation professionals to train close to home on the highest fidelity training equipment and with best-in-class instructors."

CAE added seven new full-flight simulators in 2009 to its business aviation training centres in Dubai, Burgess Hill UK (London), Morristown, New Jersey (New York City), and Dallas, Texas, and will add another six during 2010. These are part of CAE's previously announced growth plans and include:

  • Hawker 850 XPi, Global Express, and Falcon 900EX/2000EX at ECFT in Dubai
  • Phenom 100 for Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS) at the CAE Training Centres in Burgess Hill and Dallas, as well as a Phenom 100/300 currently being installed in Dallas
  • Citation XLS, Citation II, and Learjet 40/40XR/45/45XR at Burgess Hill
  • Global Express and a Falcon 50EX currently being installed at CAE SimuFlite in Dallas
  • Gulfstream 200 and Citation Jet III at the North East Training Centre (NETC) in Morristown

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"As the aircraft manufacturers continue to advance the capabilities and range of business jets and helicopters, training must keep pace with the sophistication and configurations of the cockpit," said Camille Mariamo, Managing Director, Emirates CAE Flight Training. "Within the CAE business aviation network, more than one-third of the simulators are new in the past four years, driven by customer demand."
  

About Emirates-CAE Flight Training

ECFT is jointly operated by the Emirates Group and CAE and is located close to Dubai International Airport. Approved by both the JAA and the FAA, the facility offers training to commercial airlines, business jet and civil helicopter operators in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The 14-bay centre currently houses 12 full-flight simulators: two Airbus A320/ACJs, an Airbus A330/340, a Boeing 777, two Boeing 737 NG/BBJs, Bombardier Global Express, a Gulfstream IV, a Gulfstream V/550, a Hawker 800/800XP, a Hawker 800XPi (Pro Line 21), and a Bell 412 helicopter simulator. A Falcon 900EX/2000EX full-flight simulator is scheduled to come online in the first quarter of 2011.

 

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$1.6 billion, CAE employs more than 7,000 people at more than 90 sites and training locations in 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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