CAE and Brazilian helicopter operator, Líder Aviação have announced the expansion of the joint venture training program with the purchase of a CAE 3000 Series full flight simulator (FFS) replicating the AW139 aircraft. The new FFS will be jointly developed by CAE and AgustaWestland and will be qualified to Level D by both the FAA and Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) of Brazil. The device will support initial and recurrent training for AW139 pilots in Brazil and throughout Latin America as well as enabling mission specific training for offshore oil and gas, search and rescue (SAR), VIP and other operating profiles. The FFS will be based in Sao Paulo and training operations will begin in the second half of 2016.