CAE announced today at the 2018 World Aviation Training Summit (WATS) the qualification of its first CAE 7000XR Series Airbus A320 full-flight simulator (FFS) to FAA Part 60 Change 2 requirements, covering Extended Envelope and Adverse Weather Training.

This follows an industry collaboration held earlier this year at CAE with the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and several U.S. airline customers.

Extended Envelope and Adverse Weather Training events will become mandatory training requirements by the FAA by March 2019, after Loss of control In-Flight (LOC-I) was identified as the number one cause of fatalities in commercial operations over the past decade. With this qualification, flight crews will be able to train for full stalls, upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT), icing conditions, gusting crosswind landings, and bounced landings on CAE’s 7000XR Series Airbus A320 FFS based on Airbus modelling and flight test data.

CAE is already qualified for its Extended Envelope and Adverse Weather Training for all Boeing aircraft types and continues to work with regulatory authorities and all original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to complete the qualification on all other commercial aircraft types.

At WATS 2018, CAE also announced the expansion of its training capacity in the Americas and its new 600XR Series flight training device.