Left to right: Dean Fisher, VP Global Commercial Training Solutions & Business Development, CAE; and Ulrich Lindner, Senior Director & Head of Commercial, Lufthansa Aviation Training

CAE has sold the world's first airline-operated Boeing 777X full flight simulator (FFS) to Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT).

As the launch airline customer of the Boeing 777X, Lufthansa will begin training pilots across its network in Germany on the CAE 7000XR Series FFS during the first half of 2020, when the aircraft is first expected to fly. The FFS is equipped with CAE Tropos-6000XR visual systems.

“CAE has been a tremendous partner for more than two decades, providing the most innovative and highest quality training equipment for our customers to train on,” said Rainer Hiltebrand, CEO of LAT GmbH. “Choosing to team-up with the worldwide leading training partner to bring the Boeing 777X programme successfully to market was a natural choice. We look forward to celebrating this new key milestone together.”

“It is an honour to be selected as the training partner of choice for the delivery of the world's first airline-operated Boeing 777X full-flight simulator,” commented Nick Leontidis, CAE's Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. "This is testament to our commitment to excellence and ability to deliver best-in-class training equipment. We look forward to supporting Lufthansa and Lufthansa Aviation Training customers with the entry into service of this new aircraft."

CAE has provided more than 30 full-flight simulators to Lufthansa Aviation Training as part of a relationship spanning of 35 years.

CAE is exhibiting at EATS 2017 on booth #304.