The first Bombardier C Series full-flight simulator (FFS) – built by CAE and installed at the Bombardier Training Centre in Montréal – was qualified to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators by Transport Canada; the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority; the European Aviation Safety Agency; and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea (South Korea).

"This Level D qualification represents another milestone reached in the C Series aircraft program and allows pilots to complete all their training in the simulator before they fly the real aircraft," said Todd Young, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Services and Q400 Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

The C Series aircraft is manufactured by the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, an affiliate of the Bombardier Commercial Aircraft segment of Bombardier Inc. There are currently five CAE-built C Series simulators already in operation or on order.