CAE and Middle East Airlines - Air Liban have inaugurated the world's first CAE 7000XR Series full flight simulator (FFS) at the Middle East Aviation Academy in Beirut, Lebanon.

The Airbus A320 FFS passed the Lebanese Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) acceptance and is now ready for training. It will be qualified in early April to Level D by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). CAE also delivered a suite of CAE Simfinity training devices including one A320 Airbus Pilot Transition trainer (APT), one A330 APT and an A330/A320 CAE Simfinity Virtual Simulator (VSIM).

The CAE 7000XR Series is designed to optimize life-cycle costs for customers and to address new and future training requirements. Enhanced features include a redesigned instructor office with support for mobile devices and real-time data analysis and feedback, and a CAE Flightscape Insight™ debriefing station equipped with a Simulator Operational Quality Assurance (SOQA) system to assess training effectiveness. The CAE 7000XR Series will also soon be equipped with embedded training capabilities to address the new FAA regulation related to Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, as well as a new CAE Sentinel diagnostic application, designed to optimize life-cycle operation by real-time monitoring, preventive and predicative maintenance, and advanced capabilities for support and troubleshooting.