The CAE Brunei Multi- Purpose Training Centre (MPTC), a joint venture of CAE and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam, is supporting the Royal Brunei Air Force with pilot selection and screening using the new CAE-built PC-7 flight training device installed at the MPTC.
The Royal Brunei Air Force expects the use of the PC-7 simulator will yield a better screening result, accelerate the pilot selection process, and produce a higher rate of passing of potential cadet pilots.
“Producing a military pilot is a long and expensive process, and previously the Royal Brunei Air Force conducted its screening process abroad and experienced a low passing rate,” said Kevin Speed General Manager, CAE Brunei MPTC. “With the CAE Brunei MPTC located here in Brunei, we can offer the Royal Brunei Air Force tremendous flexibility in tailoring their training programs, such as we have done for pilot selection and screening.”
The Royal Brunei Air Force has a defined and rigorous process for becoming a pilot, and this process starts with the screening to determine if the person has the capability and aptitude to become a military pilot. The Royal Brunei Air Force will now use the PC-7 FTD with all young officers who pass their officer’s course and desire to become a pilot. By using the PC-7 FTD as part of the overall screening process, the Royal Brunei Air Force expects to identify cadet pilots who should continue with pilot training much quicker.
The first class of potential cadet pilots recently completed the two-week pilot selection course using the PC-7 FTD at the MPTC.
“The PC-7 training program offered at the CAE Brunei MPTC is truly world-class, encompassing both academic classroom training as well as synthetic training on the PC-7 simulator,” said Speed. “We have highly experienced flight instructors who previously served the Royal Brunei Air Force and the Royal Australian Navy who are dedicated to helping produce professional and capable next-generation military pilots.”
In addition to PC-7 training, the CAE Brunei MPTC offers a comprehensive training program for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, including a CAE 3000 Series S-92 full-flight simulator. In 2016, the CAE Brunei MPTC will take delivery of a CAE 3000 Series S-70i Black Hawk helicopter simulator and begin offering a comprehensive training program for the Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk.
About the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC)
The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) in Brunei Darussalam was established in 2012 as a joint venture between CAE and the Government of Brunei. The development of the integrated training facility for the CAE Brunei MPTC was completed in 2014 and the facility officially started training in September 2014. The CAE Brunei MPTC, located in Rimba, Brunei, near the Brunei International Airport, is a world-class training facility that is staffed and operated by Bruneians. The CAE Brunei MPTC plays a key role in further developing the defence, aviation and emergency/crisis management market segments in Brunei.
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