CAE and Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) have announced at the 7th Middle East Business Aviation Association Show the expansion of their commercial, business, and helicopter aviation training agreement to support growth in the region.

The contract also includes the sale of two full flight simulators (FFS) as well as CAE instructor-led training, including training courseware. Through this collaboration, CAE and ADA will be delivering training to regional operators at ADA's brand new training facility in Abu Dhabi.

The training suite will be delivered to Abu Dhabi Aviation's new state-of-the-art eight-bay training centre, scheduled to begin training activities in the first quarter of 2017. The new CAE 7000XR Series FFSs are equipped with CAE Tropos-6000XR visual systems and will be ready-for-training in the first half of 2018. The delivery of the new training equipment complements the existing CAE-built AW-139 and B-412 FFSs delivered to ADA.

"We are delighted to further expand our relationship with our training partner CAE," said H.E. Nadir Al Hamadi, chairman of Abu Dhabi Aviation. "CAE has been training our pilots and providing state-of-the-art training equipment for more than a decade and we are looking forward to this extended collaboration, for the support of our own and our customers' growing training needs long into the future."