Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) announced today at the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) biennial show that it will further expand its business aircraft training programs for pilots and maintenance technicians in Dubai with the addition of a CAE 7000 Series Level D full-flight simulator for the BombardierChallenger 604 aircraft model. This brings the total number of FFS sales that CAE has announced to date during fiscal year 2011 to 17.
The Bombardier Challenger 604 FFS will be ready for training in the first half of calendar 2012.
"Business aircraft fleets and crew needs are expected to double over the next five years in the Middle East and neighboring regions," said Camille Mariamo, Managing Director, Emirates-CAE Flight Training. "With the addition of the Challenger 604FFS, ECFT will offer our clients training on 25 business aircraft programs for Bombardier, Dassault, Gulfstream, Hawker Beechcraft, Airbus and Boeing platforms."
Emirates-CAE Flight Training's new Challenger 604 FFS follows the announcement earlier this year of Dassault Falcon 900EX / 2000EX EASy and Falcon 7X FFSs to be ready for training in Dubai during 2011. ECFT received regulatory qualification in April 2010 for an FFS for the Bombardier Global Express aircraft.
"CAE continues to expand its global training network for business aircraft, commercial aircraft and civil helicopters to meet increasing training demand with the renewed growth in air travel," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President for Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "Positioning training capabilities for the most popular aircraft in easy-access regional centres enables our clients to receive the highest-quality training while reducing time away from their operations."
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 EASA / JAA, the FAA and the UAE GCAA, the facility offers training to business aircraft, civil helicopter and commercial aircraft operators in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.
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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